"The Dead are Fed with Fragrance": A study of Maya censers from the Guatemala highlands

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dc.contributor.advisor Pavis, Richard Kurnick, Sarah en_US 2007-02-28T20:22:44Z 2007-02-28T20:22:44Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study will analyze a collection of Maya censers collected by Robert Burkitt from the Guatemala highlands during the 1920s. It will describe the censers and compare them to censers excavated at other Mesoamerican sites. It will explain how they may have been produced, suggest how they may have been used, and offer an interpretation of their iconography. This study argues that the Burkitt censers in their use and in their iconography relate to themes of sacrifice, the underworld, and the crossing of boundaries. The censers thus provide information about the afterlife and the relationship between the living, the dead, and the divine. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Bryn Mawr College. Dept. of Anthropology en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Censers -- Guatemala
dc.subject.lcsh Guatemala -- Antiquities
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of Central America -- Folklore
dc.subject.lcsh Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945
dc.title "The Dead are Fed with Fragrance": A study of Maya censers from the Guatemala highlands en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US

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