Illustrations of Artifact Categories Subject to U.S. Import Restriction
Guatemala - Maya Carved Limestone Step
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Maya Carved Limestone Step
Type of Object: Elemento arquitectónico
Material: Limestone
Measurements: Vary in dimension according to use.
Date or Period: Late 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:
Limestone step with carved decoration; this example with scene of bound captive carved in low relief. Other decorated elements include panels and lintels carved with scenes of warfare or political and mythological events, 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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