Sunday, December 10, 2023

Guatemala demands the return of Mayan pieces displayed in the US

Through a statement, the portfolio criticized that the event ended on September 30 and so far it has not had an answer regarding compliance with the agreements established regarding the return of the pieces to the country.

He explained that his supervisors supported the method of disassembling and packing movable cultural property; however, so far the California Science Center Foundation has remained silent.

That entity – he added in the text – avoided official communication and, therefore – he pointed out – “they risk remaining without the relevant measures to protect the warehouses of the United States.”

In addition, according to unofficial information to which the Ministry of Culture and Sports has access, there is a risk that cultural property will be illegally transferred to a museum in the Federal Republic of Germany, he emphasized.

He assured that his legal team has the right to take appropriate actions, through diplomatic channels through the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to guarantee respect for the current legislation.

The exhibition, with nearly 300 objects, most of which have never been seen in the United States, offers a cultural and ecological vision not only of the high Mayan culture, but also of everyday life. of a deeply religious people.

A ceramic vessel with images of two dancing and clothed corn deities, from the 8th century after Christ.

In addition, an elaborate jade mask, decorated with green stone stones, conch shells and obsidian (natural glass of volcanic origin).

Also attracting attention is a beautiful incense burner from the classical period in the form of a major goddess wearing a snake headdress and holding medicinal herbs, and believed to represent the patron goddess of midwives.

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