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Painted Vase with Ruler and Scribe
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Item Details
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Culture
Guatemala, Northern Peten or Mexico, Southern Campeche, Maya, Late Classic, 7th-10th Century
Title
Painted Vase with Ruler and Scribe
Work Type
Ceramic
Date
600-900
Material
pottery with burnished, colored slips
Measurements
Overall: 24.5 x 10.5 cm (9 5/8 x 4 1/8 in.)
Description
Among Maya noble families, finely painted ceramic vessels were used as fancy tableware, treasured gifts that secured the support of allies, and funerary offerings placed in tombs. Accordingly, the vessels’ imagery varies from religious themes to scenes of courtly life. Here, two attendants kneel before an enthroned nobleman who wears an enormous bird-head headdress.
A string of death glyphs below the rim departs from the Primary Standard Sequence.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Mesoamerica
Department: Art of the Americas
Gallery: 233 Mesoamerican and Intermediate Region
Provenance: (Stendahl Art Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, 1972, sold to James C. and Florence C. Gruener)
James C. [1903-1990] and Florence C. [1908-1982] Gruener, Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1990.181_full.tif
SSID
24619773

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