Museum Collections - Mesoamerica - Maya (Before A.D. 1520) - Artifact #7
WHO: Maya culture
WHERE: Central Peten, Guatemala (possibly Uaxactun)
WHEN: Late Classic Period, A.D. 672 - 830
WHAT: This large ceramic plate from the Late Classic Period is encircled with twenty-two Mayan glyph blocks which convey information about its function and its owner. The text states that it was a plate used for eating white venison tamales and it was owned by The Great Ballplayer, the son of the ruler of Uaxactun.
HOW: Hand-formed earthenware with red and black painted on light orange slip.
MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.120
Zoomify Interactive: To see an image of this artifact that you can zoom in on, click on this link: Front (Warning: This link will open in a new window)