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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A plaster that is prepared by mixing [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lime lime], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=zaccab zaccab] (a white clay) and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=water water]. Maya cement was used in the Yucatan peninsula for sculpture, building and plastering material.
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A plaster that is prepared by mixing [[lime|lime]], [[zaccab|zaccab]] (a white clay) and [[water|water]]. Maya cement was used in the Yucatan peninsula for sculpture, building and plastering material.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Latest revision as of 12:18, 9 May 2016

Description

A plaster that is prepared by mixing lime, zaccab (a white clay) and water. Maya cement was used in the Yucatan peninsula for sculpture, building and plastering material.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Mayan cement (sp)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996