Fine Mayan Pottery Polychrome Cylinder

13643. Fine Mayan Pottery Polychrome Cylinder

Late Classic Period, Ca 550 to 950 AD

Painted vase decorated with two important youthful male figures sitting cross-legged, leaning forward to present a large plate laden with offerings Wearing a thin belt and a headgear with the representation of the head of the monster Cauac. Each scene is divided by bright orange patterns and a band of repeated glyphs frames the neck of the vase.

Height: (7-1/4 inches) 18.3 cm.

A fine example with vibrant colors and excellent brushwork.

Provenance: Christie's Paris, 12 June 2003, Sale 5057 Africa, Oceanic & Pre Columbian lot 611. Ex Orlando Fl collector.

$15,000


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