About this artwork
The Maya developed hieroglyphic writing to record the names, births, marriages, alliances, victories and coronations, and deaths of their rulers. Mythological events and religious happenings were also carefully chronicled. Today scholars are deciphering this script and linking the translated information to additional archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct ancient Maya history, belief, and culture. This fragment from a hieroglyphic panel contains calendrical information that was part of a longer text.
- Hieroglyphic Panel
- 650 CE–800 CE
- 28.6 × 26.7 × 3.8 cm (11 1/4 × 10 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by the Claire B. Zeisler Foundation