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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.
Stucco
10 x 12 x 16in. (25.4 x 30.5 x 40.6cm)
Gift of John H. Hauberg
99.73
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
location
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Resources

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

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