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Guatemala Image Collection

Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction

Organization of the Images Chronological Table
Acknowledgments Copyright Statement

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Designated List Heading

Designated List Section Subsection
Ceramic IA1 Common Vessels Vases
  IA2 Common Vessels Bowls
  IA3 Common Vessels Dishes and Plates
  IA4 Common Vessels Jars
  IB1 Special Forms Spindle Whorls, Funerary Urns, Drums
  IB2 Special Forms Figurines
  IB3 Special Forms Whistles
  IB4 Special Forms Rattles (not illustrated)
  IB5 Special Forms Miniature Vessels
  IB6 Special Forms Stamps and Seals
  IB7 Special Forms Effigy Vessels
  IB8 Special Forms Incense Burners
Stone IIA Figurines  
  IIB Masks  
  IIC Jewelry  
  IID Stelae, Ritual Objects, Architectural Elements  
  IIE Tools and Weapons  
  IIF Vessels and Containers  
Metal IIIA Jewelry  
  IIIB Figurines (not illustrated)  
  IIIC Masks (not illustrated)  
Shell IVA Figurines  
  IVB Jewelry  
  IVC Natural Forms  
Bone VA Tools (not illustrated)  
  VB Jewelry  

Organization of the Images

The organization of the image collection follows that of the Designated List published in the Federal Register notice of October 3, 1997. Images of objects that illustrate each of the five major categories are provided above. Each Designated List Section has one or more pages of thumbnail images (4-15 thumbnails per page). Each thumbnail image on the thumbnail page is linked to an information page and a full size image of the artifact. The image database may also be searched by keyword.

The images presented here are selected examples only and do not illustrate comprehensively every category or type of object subject to importation restrictions. Refer to the Federal Register notices in the sidebar for the definitive list of archaeological artifacts subject to U.S. import restrictions. Any artifact accompanied by an export permit from its country of origin may enter the U.S. without restriction.


The images in the database were generously provided by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Institute of Anthropology and History and the G&T Foundation. The source of individual images is noted in the Photograph and Copyright fields on each artifact information page. For information on permitted use of the images, see the Copyright Statement .

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