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Palenque sarcophagus lid, rubbing

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Description: The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya and Andean Peoples
Maya sculptors of the Classic era were Stone Age professionals moving from one site to another as demand required. Their figural art displays cultural unity during a thousand-year period. Limestone [203], sandstone [199], trachyte [198], stucco [210], wood [200], clay, and jade [213] were the customary materials, worked without knowledge of metal tools. The genres were architectural decoration, commemorative reliefs, figurines, pottery, and jewellery. All large monumental sculpture obeyed …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.247-285
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00123.013

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