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Cylindrical Vessel: Presentation of Tribute

Location

GUATEMALA, PETÉN

Era

Classic Period (250-950 C.E.)

Culture

Maya

Title

Cylindrical Vessel: Presentation of Tribute

Date

600-850 C.E.

Materials

Earthenware, slip, painted decoration

Dimensions

20.7 cm (h.), 12.8 cm (diam.)

Credits

Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, inv. 1970.Ac.9

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

Inscription:
Alay k’a[h]laj yich utz’ihb’naja[l] yuk’ib’ ta ixim te’el [ka]kaw
[Here is consecrated the painting/writing of the iximte’el (blend of cocoa and maize) cocoa drinking cup]

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