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Press Release Images for Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya

polychrome relief
Polychrome Cylinder Vessel, Chama, Guatemala, Late Classic (600–800 C.E.), pottery, 13 x 7 x 7 inches. Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 38-14-1
Incense Burner and Lid in the Form of a Deity Head
Incense Burner and Lid in the Form of a Deity Head, Aintun Cave System, Sepacuite Valley, Guatemala, Late Classic (600–800 C.E.), pottery, 12 x 8 x 6 inches. Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 37-12-44.
Lid, Head in the Shape of a Bearded Man
Lid, Head in the Shape of a Bearded Man, Chipal, Guatemala, Postclassic (900–1200 C.E.), plumbate pottery, 6 x 6 x 9 inches. Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, NA11451.