Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction
Guatemala - Maya Carved Limestone Lintel
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Maya Carved Limestone Lintel
Type of Object: Elemento arquitectónico
Material: Limestone
Measurements: Vary in dimension according to use.
Date or Period: Classic
Maker: Lowland Maya
Designated List Section: IID Stone Stelae, Ritual Objects, and Architectural Elements
Date of Import Restriction: 06/01/1973
Photograph: Institute of Anthropology and History, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala
Copyright: Institute of Anthropology and History, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala
 
Description of Designated List Category Subject to Import Restrictions:
Carved limestone lintels, this example with a palace scene showing a ruler and his captives. Other carved architectural elements include steps or panels. Decoration includes scenes of warfare, ritual or mythological scenes and glyphic inscriptions.
Keywords:
architectural element, deity, figural decoration, glyphic decoration, lintel, Lowland Maya, monumental sculpture, mythological scene, religious object, ritual object, stele, stone,

 


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