Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vases of the Ik’ Kingdom is now on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through February 17, 2013. Unlike some of the other broad installations of Maya art that are being staged this year, this exhibition focuses solely on the painted chocolate-drinking cups from one Maya site located in present-day Guatemala. Ik’ ceramics are characterized by their rich natural colors, veristic portraiture, skillful rendition of graceful movement, and elegantly fluid calligraphy. Dancing into Dreams uses this artistic microcosm to elucidate the courtly politics and dynastic history of the Ik’ Kingdom.              

View the exhibition's official website.

Information and images courtesy of the Princeton University Art Museum

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