Anthropomorphizing the cosmos: Middle Preclassic lowland Maya figurines, ritual, and time

Rice, Prudence M., author
University Press of Colorado, publisher
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Exploring the sociocultural significance of approximately three hundred Middle Preclassic Maya figurines uncovered at Nixtun-Ch'ich' on Lake Petén Itzá in northern Guatemala. In this analysis--hand-modeled, terracotta, anthropomorphic fragments, animal figures, and musical instruments. Rice offers a broad swath of theory and comparative data on ritual practice.--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Maya sculpture -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department)
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department) -- Antiquities
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department)
Figurines -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department)
Rites and ceremonies -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department) -- History -- To 1500
Nixtun-Ch'ich' Site (Guatemala)
Petén (Guatemala : Department) -- Antiquities
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