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edited by Laura Filloy Nadal
An emblematic object curated at the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, the funerary mask of K'inich Janaab' Pakal reveals precious secrets. It was created at the end of the 7th century as part of the grave goods belonging to the most famous ruler of the Maya kingdom of Palenque. With this purpose, the court artists selected the finest materials coming from Mexico's Gulf Coast, the mines of the southern Sierra Madre, and the green stone deposits located on the borders of Mesoamerica. With great dexterity and skill, they created a fine mosaic of green stone worthy of a deity. This volume narrates this exciting archaeological discovery and the analysis carried out by a multidisciplinary team of scientists interested in answering questions about the era when Pakal the Great lived, the techniques and materials used by the makers of the mask, its meaning, and the funerary ceremonies that took place at the Temple of the Inscriptions. In Spanish.
Published by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico, D.F.), 2010. 222 pp. ISBN: 978-607-484-132-9.
$39.00 (shipping included). Order code IN354.