Pre-Columbian, Mayan territories, Northern Peten, Guatemala, Ca 700 to 900 CE. One of the most desired of all Mayan potteries! Cylinder vessel probably used for cocoa in slightly corseted form decorated with tan ground and painted in deep brown pigment with two panels of large "Kan" glyphs (meaning maize) , and "the "LE" glyph which is associated with ancestor found used only as it relates to deceased rulers - glyph band adorning the top, including several variations of the mat glyph. 5-3/4" H.
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