Teotihuacan/Mayan Owl Shield Warrior Lord ~. Pre-Colombian 200 BC- 500 AD

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Seller: webho (426) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: US, Item: 323972619592 Teotihuacan/Mayan Owl Shield Warrior Lord ~. Pre-Colombian 200 BC- 500 AD In the early part of the 5th century AD, the great city of Teotihuacán was one of the largest cities in the world. Though they did not have a written language, their culture spread its Artistic and military influence throughout MesoAmerica. Many of the Mayan pyramids are designed using architectural elements from this great city. At around 379 AD there is evidence of the Mayan city of Tikal being conquered by Teotihuacán. The means of controlling a distant city was to place a proxy king on the throne, usually a close relative. 'Yax Nuun Ayiin I' was a son of Owl Shield Lord (Also known as 'Spearthrower Owl'), a lord of Teotihuacan (probably that city's king). As the first King of Teotihuacan to exert control over the Mayans, Owl Shield Lord's name subsequently became a title for other leaders, as well as for the great city of Teotihuacán. Because the Mayans had a monumental control of language, evidence of Teotihuacan influence can be found in the carvings, sculpture, and even the ceramics... All of the 18 dynastic Kings of Copan refer to Owl Shield Lord in their stelae and other writings. Refers to Owl Shield LordPre Classic- Early Classic Period 200 BC - 500 AD Found in Guatemala in the 1950's, brought from Mexico in ancient times as a trade good. 6.5" Tall x 5.25" Diam. Authentic Ancient ObjectFrom a Private New York EstateAriMeca Gallery~ Condition: No cracking, or fissures. Minor fill on lip. See images., Material: Pottery, Provenance: Peten Region of Guatemala

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