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Royal Belt Ornament


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Maya rulers wore jade celt-like plaques in groups of three suspended from their belts; this example features finely incised images and text. This light green celt shows an elaborate portrait of a Maya king wearing similar plaques on the front and a glyphic inscription on the back.

Los soberanos mayas vestían placas de hachas partidas por grupos de tres, suspendidos de sus cinturones. El ejemplo presentado aquí muestra finas incisiones de imágenes y texto. Esta hacha verde muestra un elaborado retrato de un rey maya con placas similares en el frente y una inscripción glífica en la parte posterior.

Royal Belt Ornament, Jadeite, Maya

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