CODEX VASE: BURIAL TEXT & CHANTS

MS 693
MS Short Title CODEX VASE: BURIAL TEXT & CHANTS
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  1. BURIAL TEXT: "THIS BOWL CONTAINS CONSECRATED COPAL (OR BLOOD)"
  2. CHANT GLYPHS, REPEATED
Description MS in Maya on clay, Northern Petén, Guatemala, ca. 900, 1 cylindrical vase, h. 33 cm, diam. 15 cm, inscribed with 3 horizontal bands and 3 angular columns of square Mayan late classic or postclassic hieroglyphs in a bold script in the "codex vase" style, resembling the script of Codex Madrid, 65 glyphs from 1,5x2 cm to 4x5 cm in brown paint on a cream surface, reddish-brown bands at rim and base.
Context For an illustrated Mayan vase of ca. 600-850, see MS 1280
Provenance 1. Site in North Peten, Guatemala (ca. 900-20th c.) 2. The Lands Beyond Ltd, New York (until 1990); 3. Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio
Commentary The largest codex vase ever found. If it is from the postclassic period, it is also the only example so far known and described, from that period.
Place of origin Guatemala
Dates ca 900 AD

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