Incense burner support, male figure with protruding eyes, from the Palenque area
Incense burners were often mass produced. As is the case with this one, the faces, limbs, and attributes were produced in molds and assembled. The body of this vessel is hollow to allow the incense smoke to emerge from the figure's mouth.
Artform: Decorative Arts: CERAMICS, Pre-20th Century
Artist: Maya Culture
Artist Dates: flourished c800 BCE-1521 CE
Country/Culture: Ancient Americas: Mexico
Period: 7th century
Date: 600-900 CE
Medium: earthenware with pigments
Size: 92.1 x 48.3 x 24.8 cm
Subject: Figure, Male
Museum: Cleveland Museum of Art
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