National Geographic : 1936 Nov
(Q)National Geographic Society BEARING AND DRESS REVEAL HER NOBILITY This Maya maiden might have been a chieftain's daughter, for she wears a richly embroidered kirtle fringed with jade beads, an elaborate headdress, and heavy bracelets. A small figure of Yum Kax, God of the Harvest, rests in her hands. Paintings byII.M.Herget A MASTER CRAFTSMAN OFTHE OLD EMPIRE Pottery making becameafine artamong theancient Maya, whose exquisitely painted ceremonial ware was themost beautiful produced bythe American Indian in pre-Columbian times. With sure touch, this artist depicts religious rites and scenes onagraceful jar.