Maya cement

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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

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