Two pots, two stories: vignette on the looting of Guatemala’s Maya past

‘How does an ancient Maya vase end up in a UK museum?’

This is an interesting article by Donna Yates and tells the story of how two Maya vases ended up across the ocean.

‘In a situation where once the surface was scratched a big gaping hole opened up. One vase was purchased in 1930. The other in 1976. During the years between, Guatemala (where the pieces come from) and, indeed, the whole Maya region was raped and pillaged to produce items for Western collections.’

You can read the full story in her blog here.

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