Maya Pottery Incised Ritual Polychrome Cylinder


15581. Maya Pottery Incised Ritual Polychrome Cylinder

Ulua Valley, or Petan Ca. 500 to 800 AD.

Deep cylindrical vessel on three raised tripod legs in cream painted pigment and with a schematic hieroglyphic band (primary standard sequence?) incised on the diagonal along exterior.

Size 5-3/4 inches H. Intact

Provenance: Ex collection of Stanley L. Kaufman, a Harvard educated lawyer who specialized in bringing suits on behalf of corporations' disgruntled stockholders, died in 1993 at the age of 81. He was a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission before World War II, then served in the Army in Europe and rose to captain. In 1946 he became a founding partner in his law firm, Kaufman Malchman, Kaufmann & Kirby, which had branches in NYC and Los Angeles. He and his wife, Sigrun Rampoldt, were avid collectors of Pre-Columbian art throughout the 60s and early 70s, and lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.


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