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A 1940 excavation photograph (click on "view all images" above) shows the Gallery’s largely intact stela in the location where it was unearthed. This photo also shows that since its excavation in 1940 and before it was purchased by the museum in 1967, the stela suffered damage by unknown hands. The fragment of the upper panel visible in this photo was broken off and is now missing. Also damaged were the glyphs (Maya writing) between the knees of the figures, which lost some of their surface carving. What remains of the stela shows two elaborately dressed dancing figures who face each other. Three bands of glyphs are visible: the long horizontal band along the top, a vertical row between their faces and one horizontal row between their knees. The horizontal row of glyphs across the top contains the date of October 9, 859 CE. Both smaller rows are now badly abraded and difficult to identify, but the first two glyphs in the short vertical row between the figures may identify the name of the individual standing on the left as “White Jaguar.” This figure is a youthful ruler or noble, possibly in the guise of one of the legendary “Hero-Twins” who in Maya mythology traveled to the Underworld to overcome its lords. The figure on the right has been identified as God N (Pauahtun), one of the principal Maya lords of the Underworld or region of the dead. He wears feathers on his arms and carries a codex, or folding-screen book, of bark paper with a jaguar-pelt cover. Below Pauahtun is a bowl or basket containing unidentifiable objects. The upper panel that was attached to the stela in the 1940 excavation photo may have depicted an elaborately dressed dancing ruler in the world of the living as a counterpoint to the Underworld scene visible here. 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Duplicates were obtained from the Carnegie Institution, who excavated the site in 1940. This photo shows MAG''s stele in more complete form than it is now.", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/67.30_A5.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/67.30_A5.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/67.30_A5.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/67.30_A5.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "31444", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "The photo from which this was scanned is in the object file. Duplicates were obtained from the Carnegie Institution, who excavated the site in 1940. This photo shows the now missing top piece of the MAG stele.", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 4883, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4883", "Disp_Access_No" : "1982.17", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 450-600", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "450", "_Disp_End_Date" : "600", "Disp_Title" : "Stirrup Spout Vessel with Warriors", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Moche", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Moche", "Disp_Dimen" : "11 x 5 x 5 in. (27.9 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "11 in.", "Disp_Width" : "5 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Terracotta", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Terracotta with cream and red slip", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The arts of the Moche, who flourished on the northern desert coast of Peru, evolved from earlier styles in the region. Known to have been weavers, metalworkers, mural painters and builders of large-scale monuments, only their ceramics remain as a testament to their achievements. Stirrup spout vessels – so named because the shape of the spout recalls the stirrup on a horseman's saddle - were designed for the storage and libation of liquids. The unique handle design inhibited both evaporation and spillage as it allowed the vessel to be carried on a belt or sash. This vessel depicts two animated warriors in full regalia; each wears a half-moon nose ornament as a sign of rank and power. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard N. 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(7.6 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "3 in.", "Disp_Width" : "3 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay, pigment", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Molded items are a sign of a prosperous economy because they could be churned out in quantity for trade or disseminated to the lower classes. This small bowl, made with two half-bowl molds, was made in south central Veracruz and shows Maya influence in both form and imagery. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "R. T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Ceramics", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Precolumbian", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/45.65_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/45.65_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/45.65_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/45.65_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "30500", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/45.65_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/45.65_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/45.65_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/45.65_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "30501", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/45.65_A4.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/45.65_A4.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/45.65_A4.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/45.65_A4.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "30502", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/45.65_A5.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/45.65_A5.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/45.65_A5.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/45.65_A5.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "30503", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5246, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5246", "Disp_Access_No" : "1951.49", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "850-1500 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "850", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1500", "Disp_Title" : "Ceremonial Human Figure Vessel", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Capuli", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Capuli", "Disp_Dimen" : "14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "14 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Ceramic", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Fired earthenware", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This vessel is in the form of a stylized human holding a bowl, perhaps making a coca offering. Death, marriage, and almost any other social or religious ritual once included an offering of coca. Possessing ceremonial significance, the leaves of the coca plant have also been used in the Andean region for hundreds of years to treat ailments ranging from dysentery to altitude sickness. There is a small opening in the top of the vessel suggesting it may have been used to hold cremated human remains. The slit eyes may indicate death or a trance state. [Gallery label text, 2009] ", "Dedication" : "Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hutchinson", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Ceramics", "Creation_Place2" : "Colombian", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Precolumbian", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/51.49_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/51.49_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/51.49_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/51.49_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "30504", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5334, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5334", "Disp_Access_No" : "1968.44", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "600-900", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "600", "_Disp_End_Date" : "900", "Disp_Title" : "Cylindrical Vase", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Maya", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Maya", "Disp_Dimen" : "7 in. (17.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "7 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Around the lip of this Maya cylindrical vase is hieroglyphic writing in what has come to be called the “primary standard sequence.” Such standardized sequences of glyphs are commonly found around the top of Maya vases from this period. These sequences have been interpreted as descriptions of the function or contents of the vessels and might even include the name of the owner or the scribe. The sequence on this pot has not yet been translated. The depiction of the seated individual includes a plumed headdress, ear ornaments, necklace and loincloth. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Ceramics", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Precolumbian", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/68.44_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/68.44_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/68.44_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/68.44_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "30506", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/68.44_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/68.44_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/68.44_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/68.44_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "30507", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/68.44_A4.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/68.44_A4.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/68.44_A4.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/68.44_A4.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "30508", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/68.44_A5.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/68.44_A5.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/68.44_A5.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/68.44_A5.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "30509", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5295, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5295", "Disp_Access_No" : "1944.61", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "300-900", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "300", "_Disp_End_Date" : "900", "Disp_Title" : "Warrior Head", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Remojadas", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Remojadas", "Disp_Dimen" : "7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (19.1 x 14 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "7 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "5 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Veracruz, the Gulf Coast region of Mexico, is rich in archaeological sites with great quantities of ceramic and stone sculptures. This head is a fragment of a larger figure, now missing. The influence from the Maya civilization to the south is visible in the face’s crossed eyes. The Maya believed that since humans had to squint their eyes to look at the sun, the Sun God squinted back. Thus, crossed eyes became a standard of beauty, and parents would hang beads between their children’s eyes so they became permanently crossed. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "R. T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Ceramics", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Precolumbian", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/44.61_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/44.61_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/44.61_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/44.61_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "29770", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5307, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5307", "Disp_Access_No" : "1954.39", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "300-900", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "300", "_Disp_End_Date" : "900", "Disp_Title" : ""Smiling" Figure", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Remojadas", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Remojadas", "Disp_Dimen" : "14 in. (35.6 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "14 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Smiling figures have been found in abundance in the Remojadas region of Veracruz, Mexico. A flattened head, filed teeth and raised hands are their common features. Many more heads than bodies have been found, possibly as a result of ceremonial decapitations. These unique figures may represent laughing, happy people associated with a god of dance or music, or perhaps their smiles show the effects of intoxicants fed to victims before they were sacrificed to the gods. [Gallery label text, 2009] ", "Dedication" : "R.T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Ceramics", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Precolumbian", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/54.39_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/54.39_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/54.39_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/54.39_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "30505", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5462, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5462", "Disp_Access_No" : "1993.25", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "600-900", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "600", "_Disp_End_Date" : "900", "Disp_Title" : "Palma", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Veracruz", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Veracruz", "Disp_Dimen" : "9 11/16 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/16 in. 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(26.5 x 12 x 17 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "10 7/16 in.", "Disp_Width" : "4 3/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Limestone", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Limestone", "Info_Page_Comm" : "In the Mesoamerican ballgame, players on the losing team were sometimes sacrificed by decapitation in rituals following the game. Skull racks displaying decapitated heads were often located adjacent to ball courts. This ceremonial stone palma (a stone version of a piece of the ballplayer’s equipment) depicts an eagle attacking a human skull. This is a common motif in ballgame imagery and may reference the flesh-eating birds that gorged themselves on the bodies of the sacrificed victims. [Gallery label text, 2009]", "Dedication" : "R. T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Stonework", "Creation_Place2" : "Mexican", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Precolumbian", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/44.66_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/44.66_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/44.66_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/44.66_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "29773", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/44.66_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/44.66_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/44.66_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/44.66_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "29774", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/44.66_A4.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/44.66_A4.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/44.66_A4.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/44.66_A4.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "29775", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 4866, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4866", "Disp_Access_No" : "1944.65", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "450-600 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "450", "_Disp_End_Date" : "600", "Disp_Title" : "Stirrup Spout Vessel: Seated Blind Man ", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, Moche", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, Moche", "Disp_Dimen" : "7 11/16 x 3 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. 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