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Donated By: Donick Cary, Emmy-Award winning writer/producer (Letterman /Simpsons / Parks and Recreation /Silicon Valley)

Pre-Columbian, Mayan Territories, Honduras, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A lovely orangeware cylinder, most likely used to prepare and/or drink the traditional Mayan cocoa beverage, was meticulously molded and incised to present a rich iconographic program comprised of two fearsome jaguars. The sculptor of this piece successfully created an expressive countenance on the wild feline; just look at those bulging eyes, gnashing fangs, alert ears, and snarling snout as he stands proudly on his hefty paws. The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world. Warriors, rulers, hunters, and shamans alike associated themselves with this king of beasts, the largest and most powerful feline in the New World. Size: 5.375" in diameter x 5.625" H (13.7 cm x 14.3 cm)

Provenance: private D. C. collection, California, USA; D. C. is an Emmy Award winning Hollywood writer and Executive Producer, collected before 2000

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Condition

Repaired from multiple pieces. Expected surface wear and mineral deposits.

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Mayan Carved Orangeware Cylinder w/ Jaguars

Estimate $600 - $900Oct 5, 2017