vessel with palace scene

 
Culture
Maya culture
Creation date
Materials
slipped and painted earthenware
Dimensions
8 x 4 1/2 (diam.) in.
Credit line
Gift of Bonnie and David Ross
Accession number
1996.95
Collection
Currently On View In
Michael and Patricia McCrory & Richard and Rebecca Feldman Gallery - K214

Painted drinking vessels were used by high status people and were often buried with them, holding nourishment for the afterlife.

Vessels often depict scenes of Maya religion and history, and sometimes include hieroglyphic writing.

The palace scene painted on this vessel shows a ruler sitting on a throne, wearing a jade necklace and a headdress with exotic feathers.

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