martes, 16 de marzo de 2010
11" x 11"
This design was found on a clay plate from the Late Classic Period, 600-900AD and is currently in a museum in Israel (?). The book MAYA KINGS OF THE RAINFOREST states:
Although scenes of everyday life are rarely painted on Mayan ceramics, one exception is this depiction of a woman grinding maize on a ceramic plate that could once have been used for storing tamales. The woman is kneeling in front of the grinding stone and working the maize mixture with a hand pestle. Somebody is sitting opposite her,smoking - possibly her hungry husband?