|Object Name:||Funerary vessel with portrait head of King Ah Kakaw|
|Creation Date:||c. 700 AD|
|Material:||ceramic and jade|
|Repository:||Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City|
|Image source:||CSULA Art Dept Visual Resources|
|Found in royal tomb beneath Temple 1, Tikal. Vessel embodies idea of the ruler as an eternally youthful provider (Maize God). |
From the Late Classíc era, this beautiful jadeite mosaic vessel from Tikal, Guatemala, was found in Burial 196. It is the apparent tomb of King Ah Kakaw (Hassau Kan Kawil) and it is his probable portrait on the lid.