Maya (vessel), depicting the Serpent creating the 'reptilian' brain in man, and then blocking his ability to connect with the heavens by wrapping around his hair (representing his Crown Chakra). The Mayans as well as native American Indians believed the hair had communicating abilities by acting as a receiver to the higher dimensional energies.
Mayan Art and Architecture - Due to the humid climate of Central America few Maya paintings have survived to the present day. Some murals have been discovered at Bonampak. The paintings at Bonampak were preserved when a layer of calcium carbonate covered the paintings, preventing moisture from destroying them. The murals, which date from 790, show scenes of nobility, battle, and sacrifice
One of the characteristic Chama Vases, a ritual Mayan pottery vessel commemorating the death and burial of a king (the black, bearded figure) and the sacrifice of a captive member of nobility from another polity or kingdom. Painted Terracotta. Chama (Guatemala). Circa 8th Century. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.