Incense burner/Incensario in human form

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Culture/People
probably Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Previous owner
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Seller
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Incense burner/Incensario in human form
Media/Materials
Pottery
Techniques
Modeled, perforated
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Near San Antonio; Ruin 2 miles from mouth of Río Hondo; San Antonio; Othón P. Blanco Municipality; Quintana Roo State; Mexico
Date created
AD 650–1100 (Late to Terminal Classic period)
Collection History
Excavated at an unknown date by amateur archaeologist Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann (1867-1938, a physician stationed in Central America); purchased by MAI from Thomas Gann in 1917 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
8/1981
Barcode
081981.000
See related items
Maya (archaeological culture)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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