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Nicholas Hellmuth Maya ceramic archive

Photographs of Maya ceramic vessels

The collection consists of approximately 10,000 color slides and 5,000 black and white negatives documenting 1,658 objects from ancient Mesoamerica (predominantly Maya ceramic vessels) found in private collections and public institutions. All photographs are by Nicholas Hellmuth. 

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Access and Rights

Access to the collection is by appointment only. Schedule an appointment.

Researchers wishing to publish images from this collection must contact Nicholas Hellmuth for permission. Once permission has been obtained they may request high-resolution images from Dumbarton Oaks. Request images.

Preferred citation: Nicholas Hellmuth Maya ceramic archive, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, DC.


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