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Name: Incense Burner with a Reliquary Lid in the shape of an Old Man

IDAEH Cultural Property No:

Category: Incensario


Period: CLASSIC (150/200 A.D.-900 A.D.) Early Classic (150/200- 650 AD).

Provenance: Pacific Coast of Guatemala

Medium / Material: Clay

Technique: Appliqué / application, Grooving, Incised, Modeled, Molded, Painting

Location: Biblioteca UVG


Total Height (Base and Lid): 70 cm

Base “a”
Height: 52.5 cm; Width: 21 cm;
Diameter: 27.5 cm

Lid “b”
Height: 17.5 cm; Diameter: 27 cm

References to similar objects:


1. “THE HUMAN FIGURE AND BODY DECORATION IN PRE-COLUMBIAN TIMES”. Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, Antigua Guatemala (Jul. 17, 2016- Feb. 26 2017)

2. Exhibited in the lobby of the Hotel Hyatt Centric Guatemala from august 2017 to October 7, 2020

3. Library of the CIT Building at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Special Collections Section). Lot #1 for indefinite time since June 3, 2021



Photo credits: Jorge Pérez de Lara