Architectural element of a Maya lord (?)

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Architectural element of a Maya lord (?)

ca. 600 - 900

Sensitively modeled portrait heads made of stucco adorned temples and other buildings. They were originally embellished with colorful pigments. While many are idealized and youthful, they may have been portraits of specific Maya rulers.
10 x 12 x 16in. (25.4 x 30.5 x 40.6cm)
Gift of John H. Hauberg
Provenance: Collection of John H. Hauberg (1916-2002), Seattle, Washington, by 1999; to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1999
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Feasting with the Gods: Art and Ceremony in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Central Andes, Dec. 11, 2003 - July 19, 2004.

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