Hieroglyphic Altar

Limestone | 21.6 x 37.5cm | A.D. 650/700

Maya

This altar depicts the head and torso of an individual wearing an ornate headdress and a large, woven mat pectoral emblem of rulership. He appears within a four-lobed cartouche, suggesting that he is a deceased ancestor who lives in the Underworld. T...
read more