In their rites, the Maya used ornately decorated censers in which they burned incense or copal resin. Sometimes these works of art were used as offerings during the construction of important buildings, where they were interred or incorporated into the walls. Many of the censers found in the ceremonial center at Palenque depicted the Sun God Kinich Ahau, characterized by his large eyes and aquiline nose. Others, like this one, display lifelike portraits of important Mayan figures and nobles.
Columna antropomorfa polícroma
Clásico Tardío 600- 900 d.C. Fases Coyotlatelco y Texcalac.
Measures: 940 mm de alto x 560 mm de ancho
Part Code: MCHAP 2089See the profile of this piece