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Codex-style vessel


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Gods were literate, and often shown reading or writing. This vessel shows old gods reading aloud to young apprentices. Fine undulating lines link their mouths to the numbers and words they utter.

Vasija estilo códice
Grupo Códice, Nakbe, Guatemala
Siglo VIII
Cerámica, pigmento

Los dioses sabían leer y escribir y, a menudo, se les representaba haciéndolo. En esta vasija, dos dioses ancianos leen en voz alta a jóvenes aprendices; líneas finas unen sus bocas con los números y las palabras que pronuncian.

Codex-style vessel, Ceramic, pigment, Maya

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