• Culture/People:

    Lacandon Maya

  • Object name:

    Incense burner/Incensario

  • Date created:

    1910-1920

  • Place:

    80 miles southeast of Ocosingo; Río Jataté at entrance of Arroyo Las Tazas; Ocosingo Municipality, Selva Region; Chiapas State; Mexico

  • Media/Materials:

    Pottery

  • Techniques:

    Coiled/hand built, modeled, incised

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by David W. Amram, Jr. (1901-1990, a self-trained archaeologist and cartographer who explored Chiapas and Guatemala in the 1930s on behalf of the Academy of Natural Sciences [Philadelphia] and the American Geographical Society [New York]); purchased by MAI in 1934 using funds donated by George Heye's sister, Mrs. James B. Clemens (Marie Heye Clemens, ca. 1869-1943).

  • Catalog number:

    18/6734

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