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Mayan ball game [Plaque from Site Q]
Guatemalan lowlands.
Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 550-950
Limestone
Jay I. Kislak Collection
Rare Book and Special Collections Division (14)

Mayan Ball Game


This carved limestone plaque depicts a ceremonial ball game scene. Scholars believe that, for the Maya, this ritual sport was a reenactment of a mythological battle. Throughout Mesoamerica, in many different forms, indigenous cultures practiced a version of the ball game.After adjusting for possible confounding factors, like smoking, educational status, and physical activity











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Mayan Jade


The front of this piece shows the face of a warrior, with a supernatural animal headdress and jade earflares and collar. There are five tiny holes for sewing the item to a garment.

The reverse side appears to have been carved at a later time, perhaps as a war talisman. It is the image of a deity sitting in lotus position with his head turned in profile. His large square eye is ringed and the pupil is in the form of a curl, typical of the Sun God. He wears a large belt, and his arms are in the regal position in front of his body, ready to receive a serpent bar.




Plaque carved on two sides, with human face and animal headdress and deity in lotus position
Copán region, Honduras. Maya, Middle Classic Period, A.D. 400-700
Reverse side
Green jade
Jay I. Kislak Collection
Rare Book and Special Collections Division (15)









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Seated male figure
Las Bocas, Mexico. Olmec, 1100-500 B.C.
Cream-slipped ceramic sculpture
Jay I. Kislak Collection
Rare Book and Special Collections Division (21.2)
© Justin Kerr

Olmec Sculpture


The Olmec are considered one of the earliest civilizations in Mesoamerica and the mother culture of later societies, including the Maya. Their artifacts exhibit a high degree of craftsmanship as demon-strated in this hand-modeled figure. The flesh areas are burnished, but not the hair zone or the split kilt. Red paint touches the tip of the nose, mouth, and chin, as well as the waistline and toes. Body features are picked out with incising, and tiny drill holes mark the ears, nostrils, and mouth corners on this extremely naturalistic figure.













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HOLLOW KNEELING MALE FIGURE
West Mexico, Jalisco. Terminal Preclassic, 200 B.C.-A.D. 300
Burnished ceramic.
Ht. 33 cm. (13")
[F] 84.3.0.1
Digital ID# kc0056
© Justin Kerr


LARGE BURIAL URN WITH RELIEF GOD HEAD
Guatemalan Highlands; Quiche. Late Classic Maya, A.D. 700-900 Painted buff ceramic.
Ht. 53 cm. (20 3/4")
[F] 91.165.0.1 K6401
Digital ID# kc0055
© Justin Kerr


LARGE BI-CONICAL INCENSE BURNER
Mexico, Veracruz. Mixtec culture, A.D. 1200-1500
Red, blue, and white painted ceramic.
Ht. 52.5 cm. (20"); Diam. 68.5 cm. (27")
[F] 92.95.0.1
Digital ID# kc0054
© Justin Kerr












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TITLE:  Aztec idol, Teoyaomiqui [Coatlicue (statue)]

CALL NUMBER:  LC-D43-1132
[P&P]

REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-D43-T01-1132 (b&w film dup. neg.)

MEDIUM:  1 negative : glass ; 18 x 22 in.

CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [1891]

CREATOR:

Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942, photographer.

RELATED NAMES:

Detroit Publishing Co., publisher.

NOTES:

"Detroit Photographic Co." and "01132" on negative.

Commissioned by Mexican Central Railway, 1891.

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 01132.



Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

SUBJECTS:

Idols.
Aztecs.
Coatlicue (Statue)
Sculpture.
Indians of Mexico--Spiritual life.
Mexico--Mexico City.

FORMAT:

Mammoth plates.
Glass negatives.

PART OF:  Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection

REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from intermediary roll film of dup. neg.) det 4a32629 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a32629

CARD #:  det1994024760/PP






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TITLE:  Aztec calendar stone

CALL NUMBER:  LC-D4-3162
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REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-D4-3162 (b&w glass neg.)

MEDIUM:  1 negative : glass ; 8 x 10 in.

CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [between 1880 and 1897]

CREATOR:

Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942, photographer.

RELATED NAMES:

Detroit Publishing Co., publisher.

NOTES:

In courtyard of the National Museum, Mexico; cf. LOT 12007, p. 8.

"W.H. Jackson & Co., Denver, Col." on negative.

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 03162.



Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

SUBJECTS:

Aztecs.
Indians of Mexico--Spiritual life.
Calendars.
Sculpture.
Mexico--Mexico City.

FORMAT:

Dry plate negatives.

PART OF:  Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection

REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from intermediary roll film) det 4a03446 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a03446

CARD #:  det1994003194/PP

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