All about the Maya of Central America, including locations from my novel Jaguar Sky
Maya Tripod Bowl -- 3-4th century CE, Guatemala, Mesoamerica. Metropolitan Museum of Art A favored vessel type of the Maya lowlands was one made in the shape of a tropical bird, perhaps a cormorant, in the act of catching a fish in its beak. The bird's forehead is marked with a disk, probably depicting a mirror. Details of the bird are rendered on the lid, where its head forms the knob and its wings spread out onto the expanse of the lid. The fish is rendered three-dimensionally, carefully hel
Jade Mayan Mask, 600 AD. I chose this one plainly on how beautiful the masks of the Mayans really were. This one is made out of the jade stone. I can't even imagine how long it took them with their few resources and how difficult it must have been to get all the little details.