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Visitors line up mirroring these two Mayan incense stands representing the sun. The Maya revered the sun’s majestic journey across the sky, its life giving heat and indication of the birth of a new day. On each stand, the main anthropomorphic face—modeled in clay and painted with Maya Blue—is a solar deity, identified by squared eyes, a T-shaped tooth, cheek barbels, beard, and a paired human and jaguar ears. When lit, these censers radiated heat, smoke, and aroma, allowing them to embody the fiery sun god. ? via Twitter user “ToniMedellin” #LACMAPlusYou #lacma #ancientamericas #maya #sun #☀️

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