National Geographic : 1935 Nov
@ National Geographic Society Painting by H.M.trerget THIS METICULOUS RESTORATION INTERPRETS ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OFMAYA CARVING The major part is exactly as cut by the ancient sculptors and found on a lintel at Piedras Negras. Itisnow inthe University ofPennsylvania Museum. So faithfully rendered are the figures that they suggest actual portraiture, while the natural poses are reminiscent ofGreek art. Apriest or chief sits on his throne and gesticulates. Fine cloth garments, fans, pottery, and even the tassels hangingfrom the throne were realistically carved.