nap_copyright2007.jpg
Neal Prince Trust
being the Grantor to the
Neal A. Prince and Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. Estate Holding Trust u/a/d 05/08/2000
which is the legal owner of this item below:

UNIDENTIFIED Artist, Faience
Painted Clay Figure Standing, Mayan,
(8") 700/400 B.C.
 

Neal Prince:

Artist A - G

Artist H - P

Artist Q - T

Artist U - Z

Source
Holdings:
NAPT1921.01
to
NAPT.1949.99
Source
Holdings:
NAPT1950.01
to
NAPT.1959.99
Source
Holdings:
NAPT1960.01
to
NAPT.1969.99
Source
Holdings:
NAPT1970.01
to
NAPT.1989.99
Source
Holdings:
NAPT1990.01
to
NAPT.2013.01

Costume Design Collection

Neal Prince & Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. Collections 1950-1967

Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., 1964

Fine Arts Appraisal for Neal Prince, 1969

 

CONTACT US

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000013
napt_00013a.jpg
UNIDENTIFIED Artist, Faience; Painted Clay Figure Standing, Mayan, (8")

Artist:                     Faience; Painted Clay Figure Standing, Mayan

Title:                       Standing Subject

Date:                       700 B.C. – 400 B.C.

Region:                  The Classic period (c. 250–900 AD) witnessed the peak of large-scale construction and urbanism, the recording of monumental inscriptions, and a period of significant intellectual and artistic development, particularly in the southern lowland regions. They developed an agriculturally intensive, city-centered empire consisting of numerous independent city-states. This includes the well-known cities of Tikal, Palenque, Copán and Calakmul, but also the lesser known Dos Pilas, Uaxactun, Altun Ha, and Bonampak, among others. The Early Classic settlement distribution in the northern Maya lowlands is not as clearly known as the southern zone, but does include a number of population centers, such as Oxkintok, Chunchucmil, and the early occupation of Uxmal. The most notable monuments are the stepped pyramids they built in their religious centers and the accompanying palaces of their rulers. The palace at Cancuen is the largest in the Maya area, though the site, interestingly, lacks pyramids. Other important archaeological remains include the carved stone slabs usually called stelae (the Maya called them tetun, or "tree-stones"), which depict rulers along with hieroglyphic texts describing their genealogy, military victories, and other accomplishments. The Maya civilization participated in long distance trade with many of the other Mesoamerican cultures, including Teotihuacan, the Zapotec and other groups in central and Gulf-Coast Mexico, as well as with more distant, non-Mesoamerican groups, for example the Tainos in the Caribbean. Archeologists have also found gold from Panama in the Sacred Cenote of Chichen Itza. Important trade goods included cacao, salt, sea shells, jade and obsidian.

Medium:                Clay, Mayan Figure, Painted Faience

Materials:              Clay and natural colors

Markings:              Painted

Dimensions:          8"

Framed:                  No

Inventory No:       NAPT.1999.000013

Provenance:          Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

Mr. Neal Prince and Mr. Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.¹

Provenance:          Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 4/13

Footnote:               Provenance is fully noted within Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. (a/k/a Bert) insurance policy executed by Neal Prince in 1964 and is filed with the Smithsonian Institute American Archives in Box 6, in Folders 13-18.

 
 
 
 

DISCLAIMER: A considerable effort has been made in good faith to ensure that all information accessible from this site of Archives and memoirs are accurate. Despite this effort, it is clear that errors are inevitable. Consequently no guarantees are expressed or implied as to the accuracy, timeliness, currency or completeness of any information authored by persons at or agents of the Neal Adair Prince Trust or its Estate Trust Holding affiliates, or accessible using links from this site. Nor is any warranty made that the information obtained from this Educational Archival site or that of an affiliate is valuable or useful for any purpose. A reader assumes full responsibility for any actions taken based on information obtained from this Educational Archival of Neal Prince Trust web site. In particular, we emphasize that the information available through this site is for Educational and Informative purposes only. All information from these archives, are available to be reviewed by researchers by appointment only. Please contact the Trust Agents for further instructions.


Copyright © 2013 Neal Prince Trust Holdings. All rights reserved. Do not duplicate without express written permission by the Neal Prince Trust. Some Photographs may reflect artwork being photographed through the original glass of the frame artwork. This site is strictly for informational purposes only. And by no means will the Trust ever consider or accept any offers to sell the Neal Prince Estate Holding Trust Collections.