Though in fragmentary condition, there is no
mistaking the power and energy of this little
votive. It depicts a muscular man who appears
to be chanting as he looks heavenward. No
doubt it was originally offered as a votive at
some Mayan shrine, in hopes of attracting the
favorable attention of the gods. What would that
Ancient Mayan votary have wished for? A life of
health, wealth, and happiness? Is the life we
want for ourselves today so very different?
Across the ages we find we have much in
common with the people of a vanished culture.