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Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya

Palenque, Mexico  • Portrait head of Pakal  • AD 650-683 • Stucco  • Museo Nacional de Antropología -  • INAH, Mexico • © photo: Michael Zabé • Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Art
Palenque, Mexico
Portrait head of Pakal
AD 650-683
Museo Nacional de Antropología -
INAH, Mexico
© photo: Michael Zabé
Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Art
Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya
WASHINGTON, D.C.  •  National Gallery of Art  •  Ongoing
The exhibition brings together some 130 masterworks, approximately half of them from museums in Mexico, along with outstanding examples from American, European, and Australian collections. The majority of works from Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras are coming to the United States for the first time. The exhibition demonstrates the visual magnificence and the complexity of life at court, particularly at Palenque, Mexico, but at other city-states as well. The objects on view include primary works of stone sculpture such as stelae, lintels and panels, as well as works in other media, including ceramics, precious stone, and shell.

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