Seated Ruler in the Guise of the Maize God

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Seated Ruler in the Guise of the Maize God

Guatemala, Southern Lowlands, Maya, AD 300-600
Furnishings; Serviceware
Polychrome ceramic
Diameter: 12 in. (30.48 cm) Height: 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Camilla Chandler Frost (M.2010.115.250)
Currently on public view:
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4 MAP IT
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4

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Bibliography

  • Hellmuth, Nicholas M. Monster und Menschen in der Maya-Kunst: Eine Ikonographie der Alten Religionen Mexikos und Guatemalas. Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1987.
  • Fields, Virginia M. and Dorie Reents-Budet. Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship. London: Scala Publishers Limited; LACMA, 2005.