Vessel with a mythological scene

Vessel, Mythological Scene, 7-8th century C.E., Maya (Classic Maya), 14 x 11.4 cm, ceramic (1978.412.206) (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Key terms and concepts:

  • Classic Maya
  • hieroglyphic text
  • calligraphy
  • codex style
  • ceramic vessels
  • mythology


Additional resources:

This work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cite this page as: Dr. James Doyle and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Vessel with a mythological scene," in Smarthistory, February 7, 2017, accessed September 21, 2023,