Thursday, September 13, 2012

Maya 2012 at the National Museum of Korea

Through October 28, the National Museum of Korea presents Maya 2012, a special showcase of art and artifacts illustrating the creative history of the Mayan civilization. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and both Mexico and Guatemala, the exhibition offers an opportunity to display about 200 pieces of Mayan art on loan from a variety of Mexican and Guatemalan institutions. 

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Figural ornament  -  Guatemala  -  7th–8th century
Figural pair depicting the goddess Ixchel  -  Mexico  -  7th–8th century

Information and images courtesy of the National Museum of Korea

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