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Mayan Altar Archaeology Bas-Relief Reproduction Art Bookend
This is an extremely well done Mayan altar archaeological bas-relief reproduction. The head is a small scale reproduction of one of the four supports of Altar 4.
Ca. A.D. 790, Piedras Negras, Guatemala, Yucatan; L-27-200
The head is decorated with symbols of rain and clouds, and probably represents one of the four chacs - the serpent spirits that bring rain and wind from the four directions.
Modern Maya still offer food and drink to the four "chacs" at planting time.
The tiny glyph panels on the head may be names, since they begin with the head of the leaf-nosed bat, which is also found inscribed on human figures in other sculpture.
Professionally done, small - but still large, for a reproduction. Resin. Hand painted.
Altar bas-relief Size: 5" W x 7" H x 4" D
Bookend size: 5.5" W x 8" H x 4.75" D
Ships with information card.
Very unique. Only 1. A truly fascinating addition to any library!
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