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Lot 0106
Pre-Columbian, Maya, possibly Guatemala, Late Classic Period, ca. 700 to 850 CE. This is a fine earthenware cylinder vessel, decorated with incised fine cross-hatching and geometric designs. At one time, this vessel probably had red and black slip over its cream background, but now it is a nearly uniform cream color. This is probably a pot for drinking chocolate. What makes it an interesting and valuable piece is the high quality of its design, which was probably commissioned by a high-ranking individual rather than mass produced. Size: 6" W x 7.2" H (15.2 cm x 18.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex - Private W. S. collection, Los Angeles, CA

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#120749

Condition

Repaired, but repairs are well done and difficult to see.

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Fine Mayan Incised Pottery Cylinder w/ Geometrics

Estimate $3,000 - $4,500Jan 18, 2018