Mexico or Central America, Maya stye (250-900) / Cylindrical Vessel with Palace Scene / 600-900Mexico or Central America, Maya stye (250-900)
Cylindrical Vessel with Palace Scene

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Mayan
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico or Central America, Maya stye (250-900)
Title: Cylindrical Vessel with Palace Scene
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: 600-900
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with colored slips
Dimensions: Diameter: 11.5cm, Overall: 19.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1967.203
Credit Line: Gift of Edgar A. Hahn
Style or Period: Mexico or Central America, Maya stye (250-900)

This vessel's scene may commemorate a special event in the life of a Maya ruler, who stands on a stairway before his throne, his legs framed by a litter resting on the ground. Gesture and the jaguar pelt at the waist visually unify him with his attendants. The ruler perhaps used the vessel as a drinking cup on important occasions; fine ceramics also served as gifts and as offerings in tombs and caches.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1967.203
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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