MAYAN VASES OF THE CLASSIC PERIOD

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All photographs are copyrighted by Justin Kerr
and are used here with his permission.

The vases below depict scenes from Mayan mythology.
They are for the most part not yet understood by scholars.


K0688


K3007



K1398 God L receives his owl hat from the moon rabbit


The three actors in the drama of the sacrifice of the baby jaguar.


K 0718 A formal ritual of the sacrifice of the baby jaguar.


Another, seemingly of the same rite.


The jaguar baby in the earth dragon's maw


K 3422 Another in the same general style.


K2723 Three instances of, perhaps, the same motif as two above.


K 0758 Pax censer


K0501


Jaguar baby burned before bundle gods (Pax)


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