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Estudios de cultura maya

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GARCIA BARRIOS, Ana. A preliminary iconographic analysis of codex style vessels from Calakmul. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2011, vol.37, pp.65-97. ISSN 0185-2574.

The codex style vessels were elaborated during second half of 7th century and the beginning of 8th century A.C., in the area of "Cuenca del Mirador" that includes cities like Nakbé, Tintal, Pacaya and Calakmul. In this city, in the past last years, there has been a recovery of more than 700 ceramic fragments, which have a great stylistic similarity with many of the thematic ceramics which are in private collections and museums, all of them coming from the massive sacking during 70's years. Between the subjects recognized in the fragments of Calakmul, it can be found different episodes from the myth of God of maíz, as well as the launching of "baby jaguar" or Unen B'ahlam, along with other subjects where the Old God participates, and the title widely used in these vessels designates a group of power known as chatan winik.

Palavras-chave : Codex-style vessels; Classic Maya period; vasin of El Mirador, Calakmul; mithology; Old God; God of Maíz; Baby Jaguar.

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