Maya Head - Sculpture


Maya Head - Sculpture

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Museum replica | Art casting | Handmade | Height 54 cm | Weight ca. 14 kg

Maya Head - Sculpture

This image of a young warrior belonged to the highlights of the great Maya exhibition in Venice. A mysterious relic of the legendary Central American culture of the tomb of King Pacal, Region Palenque/Mexico. Classical period, ca. 7th – 9th century B.C. Original: Museum N. M. Mexico City. Polymer ars mundi museum replica, hand-cast. Height including base 54 cm, base size 13 x 13 x 13 cm. Weight ca. 14 kg.

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The Indian people of the Maya were the bearers of a highly sophisticated culture. They inhabited the area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.

The Mayan culture had its heyday in the classical period from 300 to 900. In the post-classical period (900 - 1540), the Mayan culture experienced a new flourishing under the influence of the Toltecs.

The art of the Maya takes a leading position among the Mesoamerican cultures. Pyramids, temples and palaces were richly decorated with reliefs which bore witness to the masterly Maya sculpture. Only a few murals have survived the turmoil of centuries.

The ceramic artist of the Maya usually created small, finely modeled, partially painted clay figures, vessels and bowls. Pendants, beads, earrings etc. were crafted from jade.