Review of Book on Mayan Art during the Classic Period
A look at the book "Painting the Maya Universe: Royal Ceramics of the Classic Period" which takes a comprehensive look at the Maya art of the Classic period.
# 1011 | 1,600 words | 5 sources | 2000 |
Published on Aug 28, 2001 in Anthropology (Pre-Historic) , Art (History) , English (Analysis) , Religion and Theology (General) , Anthropology (General) , Art (General)
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From the Paper:"Among the Classic Maya period from A.D. 250-850, painting was the primary expressive medium. The most common example of this painting is found on their polychrome pottery, which survived because of its durability and the protection afforded it by its being buried in the tombs of the elite. Because most sites have tombs the polychrome pottery also becomes an indicator of place, time, and group. This is especially important because the Classic period saw constant political fluctuations during which different sites became the centers of power. The sites being the focal point for social, religious, political, and economic strength and the pottery being the historical record."
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