Bloodletting Ritual Sacrifice among the Mayans - Two Stone Stelae from Guatemala

October 1,1995-January 31, 1996
Location: Arnold Maremont Gallery of Precolumbian Art
Media: Stone stelae
Bloodletting Ritual Sacrifice among the Mayans - Two Stone Stelae from Guatemala: The stelae derived from the Mayan civilization, 8th century CE. The Maya civilization was one of the most advanced and sophisticated in the Americas, and this exhibit testifies to its knowledge of astronomy and achievements in developing a writing system.