Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina Island and Beyond
  • Lecture
  • 14:30-15:30
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Kansas Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Dr. Mary Miller (Sterling Professor and senior director of the Institute for the Preservation of Culture Heritage, Yale University) discusses figurines made by the ancient Maya of the Yucatan peninsula (600–900 CE). These Jaina figurines reveal the complexity of Maya social life, which is rarely seen in other media.