Pedestal jar depicting a combination of K’awiil and Chaahk - ROM2007_9032_1

ROM2007_9032_1

Pedestal jar depicting a combination of K’awiil and Chaahk

Maker: Maya
Medium:Ceramic
Geography: Lamanai, Belize
Date: 900-1250 AD
Period: Early Post-Classic Period
Dimensions:
49.5 × 42 × 52 cm
Object number: LA61/1
Not on view
DescriptionIncense burning censer with carved and appliqué decoration, the latter remaining traces of stucco and polychrome painting. Most Classic Period gods continued to be worshiped throughout the Yucatan Peninsula during the Post-Classic Period. This jar is decorated with an effigy that was originally stuccoed and then painted a brilliant blue. Combining features of K’awiil and Chaahk, the jar’s effigy is in keeping with the greater emphasis on gods associated with rain during the Post-Classic Period, likely reflecting the drier conditions of this era.
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