Pre Columbian Vera Cruz Carved  Bowl


12848. Pre Columbian Vera Cruz Carved Bowl

Late Classic Ca. 600 to 900 AD.

A pottery bowl having a deeply carved lavish exterior with bands of deities and chiefs and glyphs. Tan slip; strong mineral deposits on the surface, somewhat askew with stress cracks and repairs, some abrasion and losses in cracks and chip to lip. Still very good deep relief carving. For an excellent reference, see Maya, edited by Schmidt, La Garza, and Nalda, 1999. Size: 5-1/2 inches D x 3-5/8 inches H. Provenance: Ex lifetime collection of NY Drs.


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