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MawM0136-270.jp2
Face pendant : bibhead.
MawM0136
Title
Face pendant : bibhead.
Description
Jade, jadeite and greenstones were considered a precious material with supernatural qualities associated with water, maize, fertility, and the sky. The bibhead pendant may have been an heirloom handed down from one generation to another generation.
Subject
[Pendants (Jewelry)--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 800
MawM0136-180.jp2
Face pendant : bibhead.
MawM0136
Title
Face pendant : bibhead.
Description
Jade, jadeite and greenstones were considered a precious material with supernatural qualities associated with water, maize, fertility, and the sky. The bibhead pendant may have been an heirloom handed down from one generation to another generation.
Subject
[Pendants (Jewelry)--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 800
MawM0136-090.jp2
Face pendant : bibhead.
MawM0136
Title
Face pendant : bibhead.
Description
Jade, jadeite and greenstones were considered a precious material with supernatural qualities associated with water, maize, fertility, and the sky. The bibhead pendant may have been an heirloom handed down from one generation to another generation.
Subject
[Pendants (Jewelry)--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 800
MawM0136-000.jp2
Face pendant : bibhead.
MawM0136
Title
Face pendant : bibhead.
Description
Jade, jadeite and greenstones were considered a precious material with supernatural qualities associated with water, maize, fertility, and the sky. The bibhead pendant may have been an heirloom handed down from one generation to another generation.
Subject
[Pendants (Jewelry)--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities]
Date
between 600 and 800
MawM0131-top.jp2
Mayan jade bead : doubl...
MawM0131
Title
Mayan jade bead : double headed Saurian.
Description
Saurians are very important symbolically to ancient Americans. Various reptiles represent the earth's surface, transformation, and regeneration. The double headed saurian bead probably was the center piece of an elite necklace.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Jewelry--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 250 and 900
MawM0131-bot.jp2
Mayan jade bead : doubl...
MawM0131
Title
Mayan jade bead : double headed Saurian.
Description
Saurians are very important symbolically to ancient Americans. Various reptiles represent the earth's surface, transformation, and regeneration. The double headed saurian bead probably was the center piece of an elite necklace.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Jewelry--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 250 and 900
MawM0131-315.jp2
Mayan jade bead : doubl...
MawM0131
Title
Mayan jade bead : double headed Saurian.
Description
Saurians are very important symbolically to ancient Americans. Various reptiles represent the earth's surface, transformation, and regeneration. The double headed saurian bead probably was the center piece of an elite necklace.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Jewelry--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 250 and 900
MawM0131-180.jp2
Mayan jade bead : doubl...
MawM0131
Title
Mayan jade bead : double headed Saurian.
Description
Saurians are very important symbolically to ancient Americans. Various reptiles represent the earth's surface, transformation, and regeneration. The double headed saurian bead probably was the center piece of an elite necklace.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Jewelry--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 250 and 900
MawM0131-045.jp2
Mayan jade bead : doubl...
MawM0131
Title
Mayan jade bead : double headed Saurian.
Description
Saurians are very important symbolically to ancient Americans. Various reptiles represent the earth's surface, transformation, and regeneration. The double headed saurian bead probably was the center piece of an elite necklace.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Jewelry--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 250 and 900
MawM0131-000.jp2
Mayan jade bead : doubl...
MawM0131
Title
Mayan jade bead : double headed Saurian.
Description
Saurians are very important symbolically to ancient Americans. Various reptiles represent the earth's surface, transformation, and regeneration. The double headed saurian bead probably was the center piece of an elite necklace.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Jewelry--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 250 and 900
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
MawM0114-bot.jp2
Maya jade and jadeite.
MawM0114
Title
Maya jade and jadeite.
Description
There are five different shapes of Maya stone beads. Four Jabed beads, 15 spherical, 7 large hole and 14 small hole, 3 large barrels, 10 small barrels, 11 discs & 2 other shapes. The range in size from 0.25 inches to 1.0 inches.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 400 B.C. and 200 B.C.
MawM0114-270.jp2
Maya jade and jadeite.
MawM0114
Title
Maya jade and jadeite.
Description
There are five different shapes of Maya stone beads. Four Jabed beads, 15 spherical, 7 large hole and 14 small hole, 3 large barrels, 10 small barrels, 11 discs & 2 other shapes. The range in size from 0.25 inches to 1.0 inches.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 400 B.C. and 200 B.C.
MawM0114-180.jp2
Maya jade and jadeite.
MawM0114
Title
Maya jade and jadeite.
Description
There are five different shapes of Maya stone beads. Four Jabed beads, 15 spherical, 7 large hole and 14 small hole, 3 large barrels, 10 small barrels, 11 discs & 2 other shapes. The range in size from 0.25 inches to 1.0 inches.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 400 B.C. and 200 B.C.
MawM0114-090.jp2
Maya jade and jadeite.
MawM0114
Title
Maya jade and jadeite.
Description
There are five different shapes of Maya stone beads. Four Jabed beads, 15 spherical, 7 large hole and 14 small hole, 3 large barrels, 10 small barrels, 11 discs & 2 other shapes. The range in size from 0.25 inches to 1.0 inches.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 400 B.C. and 200 B.C.
MawM0114-000.jp2
Maya jade and jadeite.
MawM0114
Title
Maya jade and jadeite.
Description
There are five different shapes of Maya stone beads. Four Jabed beads, 15 spherical, 7 large hole and 14 small hole, 3 large barrels, 10 small barrels, 11 discs & 2 other shapes. The range in size from 0.25 inches to 1.0 inches.
Subject
[Beads--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Art--Guatemala, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 400 B.C. and 200 B.C.
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
MawM0133-bot.jp2
Pair of ear flares : qu...
MawM0133
Title
Pair of ear flares : quadripartite design.
Description
The Olmec and the Maya wore jade or jadeite beads, necklaces, and ear spools. The Maya elite placed a jade bead in the mouths of their dead as a sign of rebirth. The quadrapartite design represents the four cardinal directions and the hole the fifth direction or the Axis Mundi.
Subject
[Jewelry--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 500 and 900
MawM0133-315.jp2
Pair of ear flares : qu...
MawM0133
Title
Pair of ear flares : quadripartite design.
Description
The Olmec and the Maya wore jade or jadeite beads, necklaces, and ear spools. The Maya elite placed a jade bead in the mouths of their dead as a sign of rebirth. The quadrapartite design represents the four cardinal directions and the hole the fifth direction or the Axis Mundi.
Subject
[Jewelry--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 500 and 900
MawM0133-135.jp2
Pair of ear flares : qu...
MawM0133
Title
Pair of ear flares : quadripartite design.
Description
The Olmec and the Maya wore jade or jadeite beads, necklaces, and ear spools. The Maya elite placed a jade bead in the mouths of their dead as a sign of rebirth. The quadrapartite design represents the four cardinal directions and the hole the fifth direction or the Axis Mundi.
Subject
[Jewelry--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 500 and 900
MawM0133-045.jp2
Pair of ear flares : qu...
MawM0133
Title
Pair of ear flares : quadripartite design.
Description
The Olmec and the Maya wore jade or jadeite beads, necklaces, and ear spools. The Maya elite placed a jade bead in the mouths of their dead as a sign of rebirth. The quadrapartite design represents the four cardinal directions and the hole the fifth direction or the Axis Mundi.
Subject
[Jewelry--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 500 and 900
MawM0133-000.jp2
Pair of ear flares : qu...
MawM0133
Title
Pair of ear flares : quadripartite design.
Description
The Olmec and the Maya wore jade or jadeite beads, necklaces, and ear spools. The Maya elite placed a jade bead in the mouths of their dead as a sign of rebirth. The quadrapartite design represents the four cardinal directions and the hole the fifth direction or the Axis Mundi.
Subject
[Jewelry--Guatemala, Decoration and ornament--Guatemala, Stone carving--Guatemala, Maya art--Guatemala, Mayas--Antiquities, Indigenous peoples--Antiquities]
Date
between 500 and 900
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