The Pre-Columbian collection under the custody of La Ruta Maya Foundation has been recently consecrated dyring two solemn ceremonies performed by the Aj'qij'ab of Chimaltenango and Sololá, respectively.

Fourteen (14) objects under the custody of La Ruta Maya Foundation are part of the travelling exhibition "Maya, The Great Jaguar Rises" ("Mayas, el Ascenso del Gran Jaguar"), at thel Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Canada.


 
This exhibition presents the collection -in the custody of La Ruta Maya Foundation- that was shown in the traveling exhibition "Mayas: Rulers of the Rainforest", which included three museums in the same number of European countries: The Drents Museum in Assen, The Netherlands; the Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer, Germany; and the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ), Spain.
 
 
Since very early times, Pre-Columbian artists explored the human figure. They observed movements, postures and features that were later expressed in sculpture and ceramic pictorial art. Another way of representation stood out throughout the Mesoamerican region: ceramic vessels, and containers made of other materials, endowed with facial and body expression. Within the portable objects category, these have been a source of inspiration since antiquity.