Grand Gestures

Dance, Drama, Masquerade

Dancing Maize God Tripod Plate, Maya, about A.D. 675–800. Guatemala, Tikal region. Earthenware with colored slips, 3.75 x 13.5 in. Collection of the Denver Art Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Larry Ottis, 1983.362.

Dancer with Rattle, Nopiloa style, about A.D. 600–900. Mexico, Veracruz. Earthenware. Museum purchase, 1955.122.

Bat-Man Vessel, Zapotec, about A.D. 500–900. Mexico, Oaxaca. Earthenware. General acquisition funds, 1971.352.