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MawM0145-bot.jp2
Hacha : stylized avian,...
MawM0145
Title
Hacha : stylized avian, skull or jaguar.
Description
Depending on your point of view, there are three images of death; a skull, a predatory bird, and a jaguar. The hacha represents the three Mesoamerican realms: death and the underworld, life and the land of the living, and the heavens of the ancestors and the gods. Archaeologists believe the notched hacha type was used as a ballcourt marker.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 550 and 900
MawM0145-270.jp2
Hacha : stylized avian,...
MawM0145
Title
Hacha : stylized avian, skull or jaguar.
Description
Depending on your point of view, there are three images of death; a skull, a predatory bird, and a jaguar. The hacha represents the three Mesoamerican realms: death and the underworld, life and the land of the living, and the heavens of the ancestors and the gods. Archaeologists believe the notched hacha type was used as a ballcourt marker.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 550 and 900
MawM0145-180.jp2
Hacha : stylized avian,...
MawM0145
Title
Hacha : stylized avian, skull or jaguar.
Description
Depending on your point of view, there are three images of death; a skull, a predatory bird, and a jaguar. The hacha represents the three Mesoamerican realms: death and the underworld, life and the land of the living, and the heavens of the ancestors and the gods. Archaeologists believe the notched hacha type was used as a ballcourt marker.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 550 and 900
MawM0145-090.jp2
Hacha : stylized avian,...
MawM0145
Title
Hacha : stylized avian, skull or jaguar.
Description
Depending on your point of view, there are three images of death; a skull, a predatory bird, and a jaguar. The hacha represents the three Mesoamerican realms: death and the underworld, life and the land of the living, and the heavens of the ancestors and the gods. Archaeologists believe the notched hacha type was used as a ballcourt marker.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 550 and 900
MawM0145-000.jp2
Hacha : stylized avian,...
MawM0145
Title
Hacha : stylized avian, skull or jaguar.
Description
Depending on your point of view, there are three images of death; a skull, a predatory bird, and a jaguar. The hacha represents the three Mesoamerican realms: death and the underworld, life and the land of the living, and the heavens of the ancestors and the gods. Archaeologists believe the notched hacha type was used as a ballcourt marker.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 550 and 900
MawM0146-270.jp2
Hacha : descending serp...
MawM0146
Title
Hacha : descending serpent.
Description
Mesoamericans viewed the serpent as magical animal that could renew itself by shedding its skin. It lived in the realm of the living, but it had the ability to enter the earth or the realm of the dead. The serpent stands for rebirth, regeneration and transformation. This tenon type of hacha probably was used on a yoke to deflect the rubber ball during the ball game.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 901
MawM0146-180.jp2
Hacha : descending serp...
MawM0146
Title
Hacha : descending serpent.
Description
Mesoamericans viewed the serpent as magical animal that could renew itself by shedding its skin. It lived in the realm of the living, but it had the ability to enter the earth or the realm of the dead. The serpent stands for rebirth, regeneration and transformation. This tenon type of hacha probably was used on a yoke to deflect the rubber ball during the ball game.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 901
MawM0146-000.jp2
Hacha : descending serp...
MawM0146
Title
Hacha : descending serpent.
Description
Mesoamericans viewed the serpent as magical animal that could renew itself by shedding its skin. It lived in the realm of the living, but it had the ability to enter the earth or the realm of the dead. The serpent stands for rebirth, regeneration and transformation. This tenon type of hacha probably was used on a yoke to deflect the rubber ball during the ball game.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 901
MawM0146-top.jp2
Hacha : descending serp...
MawM0146
Title
Hacha : descending serpent.
Description
Mesoamericans viewed the serpent as magical animal that could renew itself by shedding its skin. It lived in the realm of the living, but it had the ability to enter the earth or the realm of the dead. The serpent stands for rebirth, regeneration and transformation. This tenon type of hacha probably was used on a yoke to deflect the rubber ball during the ball game.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 901
MawM0146-bot.jp2
Hacha : descending serp...
MawM0146
Title
Hacha : descending serpent.
Description
Mesoamericans viewed the serpent as magical animal that could renew itself by shedding its skin. It lived in the realm of the living, but it had the ability to enter the earth or the realm of the dead. The serpent stands for rebirth, regeneration and transformation. This tenon type of hacha probably was used on a yoke to deflect the rubber ball during the ball game.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 901
MawM0152-000.jp2
Hacha transforming imag...
MawM0152
Title
Hacha transforming images : jaguar holding a head, a portrait, and an acrobat.
Description
This Maya hacha contains images of a hunchback offering his head, an acrobat with his feet facing the back of his head, a profile of an individual and a serpent or jaguar holding a head in its mouth. They all represent self-sacrifice, transformation, and death which occur during the ballgame.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0152-090.jp2
Hacha transforming imag...
MawM0152
Title
Hacha transforming images : jaguar holding a head, a portrait, and an acrobat.
Description
This Maya hacha contains images of a hunchback offering his head, an acrobat with his feet facing the back of his head, a profile of an individual and a serpent or jaguar holding a head in its mouth. They all represent self-sacrifice, transformation, and death which occur during the ballgame.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0152-180.jp2
Hacha transforming imag...
MawM0152
Title
Hacha transforming images : jaguar holding a head, a portrait, and an acrobat.
Description
This Maya hacha contains images of a hunchback offering his head, an acrobat with his feet facing the back of his head, a profile of an individual and a serpent or jaguar holding a head in its mouth. They all represent self-sacrifice, transformation, and death which occur during the ballgame.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0152-270.jp2
Hacha transforming imag...
MawM0152
Title
Hacha transforming images : jaguar holding a head, a portrait, and an acrobat.
Description
This Maya hacha contains images of a hunchback offering his head, an acrobat with his feet facing the back of his head, a profile of an individual and a serpent or jaguar holding a head in its mouth. They all represent self-sacrifice, transformation, and death which occur during the ballgame.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0152-bot.jp2
Hacha transforming imag...
MawM0152
Title
Hacha transforming images : jaguar holding a head, a portrait, and an acrobat.
Description
This Maya hacha contains images of a hunchback offering his head, an acrobat with his feet facing the back of his head, a profile of an individual and a serpent or jaguar holding a head in its mouth. They all represent self-sacrifice, transformation, and death which occur during the ballgame.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0152-top.jp2
Hacha transforming imag...
MawM0152
Title
Hacha transforming images : jaguar holding a head, a portrait, and an acrobat.
Description
This Maya hacha contains images of a hunchback offering his head, an acrobat with his feet facing the back of his head, a profile of an individual and a serpent or jaguar holding a head in its mouth. They all represent self-sacrifice, transformation, and death which occur during the ballgame.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-270.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-bot.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-top.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-000.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-090.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0159-180.jp2
Stucco head of an elite...
MawM0159
Title
Stucco head of an elite Maya : idealized.
Description
The Maya concept of beauty involved body modification. The heads of newborn babies were bound with boards to flatten the forehead. Little balls of resin between the eyes induced crossed eyed. Long straight noses were created by filling the gap with resin or wax. The ears, lips, and septum of the nose were pieced to hold adornment.
Subject
[Stucco sculpture--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 900
MawM0151-090.jp2
Mushroom cup : metate o...
MawM0151
Title
Mushroom cup : metate or molcajete.
Description
Small molcajetes are used to grind minerals, earth for colors or plants for medicine and drugs. The shape of this molcajete suggests the cap of a mushroom. Special mushrooms are used to enter hallucinogenic trances by a shaman to access different realities.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Pottery--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
ca. 500 BC
MawM0151-000.jp2
Mushroom cup : metate o...
MawM0151
Title
Mushroom cup : metate or molcajete.
Description
Small molcajetes are used to grind minerals, earth for colors or plants for medicine and drugs. The shape of this molcajete suggests the cap of a mushroom. Special mushrooms are used to enter hallucinogenic trances by a shaman to access different realities.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Pottery--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
ca. 500 BC
MawM0151-top.jp2
Mushroom cup : metate o...
MawM0151
Title
Mushroom cup : metate or molcajete.
Description
Small molcajetes are used to grind minerals, earth for colors or plants for medicine and drugs. The shape of this molcajete suggests the cap of a mushroom. Special mushrooms are used to enter hallucinogenic trances by a shaman to access different realities.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Pottery--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
ca. 500 BC
MawM0151-bot.jp2
Mushroom cup : metate o...
MawM0151
Title
Mushroom cup : metate or molcajete.
Description
Small molcajetes are used to grind minerals, earth for colors or plants for medicine and drugs. The shape of this molcajete suggests the cap of a mushroom. Special mushrooms are used to enter hallucinogenic trances by a shaman to access different realities.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Pottery--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
ca. 500 BC
MawM0151-270.jp2
Mushroom cup : metate o...
MawM0151
Title
Mushroom cup : metate or molcajete.
Description
Small molcajetes are used to grind minerals, earth for colors or plants for medicine and drugs. The shape of this molcajete suggests the cap of a mushroom. Special mushrooms are used to enter hallucinogenic trances by a shaman to access different realities.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Pottery--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
ca. 500 BC
MawM0151-180.jp2
Mushroom cup : metate o...
MawM0151
Title
Mushroom cup : metate or molcajete.
Description
Small molcajetes are used to grind minerals, earth for colors or plants for medicine and drugs. The shape of this molcajete suggests the cap of a mushroom. Special mushrooms are used to enter hallucinogenic trances by a shaman to access different realities.
Subject
[Stone carving--Guatemala, Pottery--Guatemala, Maya sculpture--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
ca. 500 BC
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