bowl and lid with boar head

Maya culture

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The lid of this bowl has a boar, an animal associated with the heavens and the movement of the sun.

Maya civilization developed hieroglyphic writing, a calendar, astronomy, monumental architecture and sophisticated art.

The Maya people still inhabit southeastern Mexico and neighboring nations, and maintain many of their traditions, including the Maya language.

Object Information

culture
Maya culture
creation date
350-500
materials
slipped and painted earthenware
dimensions
8 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.
accession number
1991.66A-B
credit line
Gift of Bonnie and David Ross
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Native Arts of the Americas

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