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Codex-style vessel with scribe


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Gods were literate, and often shown reading or writing. On a fragmentary vase, a scribe with the appearance of the Maize God reads from a large book with a jaguar-pelt cover.

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

Los dioses sabían leer y escribir y, a menudo, se les representaba haciéndolo. En el vaso fragmentado se distingue a un escriba, parecido al dios del maíz, leyendo un libro grande con forro de piel de jaguar.

Codex-style vessel with scribe, Ceramic, pigment, Maya

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© Authorized reproduction Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala; Museo de Arqueología y Etnología, photo by Jorge Perez de Lara