Mayan Pottery Polychrome Cylinder

 

10978. Mayan Pottery Polychrome Cylinder

Ca. 500 to 800 AD

Ritual cylinder in excellent condition with overall slip in orange, tan and red. Exterior with wonderful depiction of a chief seated on a dais, wearing loincloth, beaded neck collar, ear ornaments and headdress. There is a device or hieroglyphic symbol, perhaps representing a portal to another world, between the figures.
Size 5-5/8 inches H. x 7-1/2 inch Diam. A fine example with vibrant colors and excellent brushwork. Ex Scottsdale AZ Coll.

$9,500

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