This art piece represents one of the Mayan rulers from Quirigua, Guatemala. THE MAYAN AND THE STELAE THE MAYA WERE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN MESOAMERICA. THEY AND THEIR DESCENDANTS HAVE LIVED IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD SINCE ABOUT 2,000 BC. THE MAYA DEVELOPED WRITTEN LANGUAGE IN THE FORM OF HIEROGLYPHICS, AS WELL AS, ADVANCED FORMS OF ART, ARCHITECTURE, MATHEMATICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL SYSTEMS. MAYAN INFLUENCE IS FOUND IN HONDURAS, GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, BELIZE, AND SOUTHERN MEXICO. IN THEIR HISTORY THE MAYA WERE PRIMARILY INFLUENCED BY OTHER CULTURES THROUGH TRADE AND EXCHANGE RATHER THAN WARFARE. MAYAN STONE SCULPTURES, KNOWN AS STELAE, WERE MONUMENTS CHISELED OUT OF STONE. THEY CREATED AN ENDURING RECORD TO HONOR AND GLORIFY THE IMPORTANT ROYAL, POLITICAL, AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF MAYAN SOCIETY AT THAT TIME. THIS STELA IS A PORTRAIT OF KING K’AK’ TILIW CHAN YOPAAT (724-785 AD), A MAYAN RULER OF THE CITY-STATE OF QUIRIGUÁ, GUATEMALA

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 ft.
  • Medium: Stone
  • Width: 4 ft.
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 9 ft.