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Vessel with King of the Underworld & Maize god. View with King undressing.
7th-10th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Ceramics

MAYAN Anonymous (active Classic/ Post Classic c. 200 - 1520)
MAYAN Anonymous (active Classic/ Post Classic c. 200 - 1520) Primary
c. 600-999
7th-10th c
H:16.3 cm.
Polychromed terracotta
Molded; Painted
Mayan (Classic)
Vessel
Northern Petén. Guatemala.
Paris. Musée du quai Branly (on loan from Louvre.)
louv2303
Late Classic period. Shows the king of the underworld being stripped of his clothes and headgear by the young Maize divinity who is assisted by a hunchback and a dwarf.

Caption: MAYA Anonymous | Vessel with King of the Underworld & Maize god. View with King undressing. | c. 600-999 | Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican | Maya Classic | ©Kathleen Cohen
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