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Disk G


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During the ninth century, Maya artists learned to work gold, a material new to the region. They imported gold disks from what is today Panama or Costa Rica, reworking them in a distinctive style and employing Maya iconography. On this example, warriors in a canoe, at right, pursue other figures on small rafts.

Durante el siglo IX, los artistas mayas aprendieron a trabajar el oro, un material nuevo en la región. Importaban discos de oro del actual Panamá o Costa Rica, transformándolos y adaptándolos al estilo y a la iconografía maya. El disco G muestra guerreros en una canoa, persiguiendo a otros en pequeñas balsas.

Disk G, Gold, Maya

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