Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins
Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins

Maya Pottery Polychrome Cylinder with Hero Twins

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Late Classic Period, Circa 550 to 950 AD

Painted vase decorated with two handsome youthful male figures from the Popol Vul, sitting cross-legged, leaning forward to present a large plate laden with offerings and 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.

Size: 7-1/4 inches (18.3 cm. ) Height.   A fine example with vibrant colors and excellent brushwork. Some wear to surface and drill holes from an ancient repair.

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

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