×
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0117
**Originally Listed At $500**

Pre-Columbian, southern Mexico and northern Central America, Mayan Territories, Late Classic period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A fascinating figural vessel, with a round, bulbous body with a projecting head, arms, and legs dominating one side. The head features a face with both anthropomorphic and zoomorphic features, including a spiked crest along the top and a deeply set mouth; the figure wears spooled earrings and seems to have a pair of animalistic ears in front of its human ears. Below the head, incised onto the body, is another anthropomorphic face, this one square, and surrounded by curved lines that look like a feathered headdress. The rest of the body of the jar has an incised bubbled texture that flows upward from this incised face and around part of the wide, straight spout that rises prominently from the center of the vessel. The figure depicted here probably represents a shaman or god caught between the animal and human world. Size: 7" W x 6.8" H (17.8 cm x 17.3 cm)

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex Baker collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#124652

Condition

Rim has very well done repairs that are almost impossible to see, with overpainting along repaired area. Two old inventory labels stuck to underside. Otherwise in beautiful condition with excellent remaining details.

Starting Bid

$400.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Fascinating Mayan Pottery Figural Vessel - Shaman

Auction ended on Thu, Feb 1, 2018
|
Estimate $900 - $1,400
|Sell a Similar Item
Bidder
Bid
Internet Bid
$500.00
Starting Bid
$400.00
Interested in this item?Save to 'Saved Items' to access later.
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
Ask a Question|