Mexico, Campeche, Maya / Architectural Head Fragment / c. 600-900Mexico, Campeche, Maya
Architectural Head Fragment
c. 600-900

View Larger Image

View Full Catalog Record Below



This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world. www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
 
Preview the AMICA Library™ Public Collection in Luna Browser Now

  • Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
  • Types of works include paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs, textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.

Gain access to this incredible resource through either a monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica for more information on the collection, click on the link below the revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at amica@luna-img.com .



Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Mayan
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Campeche, Maya
Title: Architectural Head Fragment
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: c. 600-900
Creation Place: Campeche
Creation Place: Mexico
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Painted stucco
Dimensions: Overall: 29.4cm x 17.5cm x 29.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1990.183
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: (Stendahl Galleries, Hollywood); James and Florence Gruener, Cleveland, 1972
Context: The fa├žades and roof combs of Maya structures were frequently decorated with modeled stucco figures. This head, with its noble, rather scornful expression, is probably the portrait of a royal family member. It retains some of the original paint that once covered its surface. The heads of newborn Maya infants were pressed between boards to produce the sloping forehead considered essential for a beautiful profile.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1990.183
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.

Home | Subscribe | Preview | Benefits | About | Help | Contact
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.