Mayan Pottery Polychrome Cylinder

 

14891. Mayan Pottery Polychrome Cylinder

Ca. 500 to 800 AD.

Ritual cylinder on three raised nub feet in excellent condition with overall slip in orange, tan and red. Exterior with wonderful depiction of seated cisiques (lords), each with opulent attire, one with spotted loin cloth, one with deer headdress wearing loincloth, beaded neck collars, and ear ornaments. There is a device or hieroglyphic symbols, perhaps representing a portal to another world, between the figures.
Size: 4-1/2 inches (11.4cm) H. x 6-1/4 inches (15.9cm) Diam. A fine example with vibrant colors and excellent brushwork. Ex Walter and Carolyn Foxworth Coll 1960s; Ex California Private Collection; Ex W. K. Scottdale AZ Coll, Ex Orlando Fl DDS Private Collection.

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