Tripod cylinder: enthroned lord with glyphic text

650–900 CE
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General Description

The relief carving on this tripod vessel depicts the noble patron worshiping before the World-Tree-of-the-Center, which displayed the severed head of First Father. The scene portrays the epic tale of creation as recorded in the Popol Vuh, the Quiché (K’iche’) Maya book of counsel.

Adapted from

Carol Robbins, Label text, A. H. Meadows Galleries, 2010.

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