Rare Mayan artifacts to go on display in Los Angeles – Jan 15-19, 2014

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Rare Mayan artifacts to go on display in Los Angeles Jan 15-19, 2014

 

Crouching masked jaguar warrior

( Jorge Perez de Lara / La Ruta Maya Foundation )

The stucco crouching jaguar figure is 9 feet long and dates to AD 250 to 600. In Maya culture, jaguar masks and decorations were common.

 
 

Polychrome effigy vessel

( La Ruta Maya Foundation )

The vessel with two handles and a pedestal represents the face of a jaguar. It was likely made in the highlands of Guatemala.

 

Cocoa drinking vessel, with hero twins

( La Ruta Maya Foundation )

The drinking vessel shows the Hero Twins, characters in a Maya myth, holding ritual items. The item dates to AD 600 to 900.

 
 
 

Cocoa drinking vessel, with hero twins

( La Ruta Maya Foundation )

A photograph depicts the decoration and characters on both sides of the vessel.

 

Polychrome vase with palace scene

( La Ruta Maya Foundation )

A photograph shows both sides of a round vase called the Sihyaj Chan K'awaiil. It depicts a high-ranking character wearing an animal costume and mask, and was made between AD 600 and 900. Tickets cost $20 at the door, $5 discount if you buy online.

Info: Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show

Buy Tickets Here: http://www.lawintershow.com/

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