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Censer, Seated King | Maya | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
4th century Mexico or Guatemala; Maya／Perhaps the depiction of a fourth-century Maya king, this incense burner would have been used to make offerings carried by smoke to the spirits and deities in the supernatural realm. Rulers are represented in Maya art as communicators with the supernatural and the living may have sought their continued intervention after death.