Zaccab

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Description

A fine, white clay material. Zaccab is mixed with lime to form a plaster called Maya cement that was used in the Yucatan peninsula for sculpture, building, and plastering material.

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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