An exceptional pre-Columbian Mayan chiefs bowl from El Salvador, circa 600 – 800 AD. This wonderful polychrome bowl is 3.5" tall and has a 7.75" diameter. It features five chiefs seated in an offering position, performing the blood sacrifice ritual. The interior is decorated with six vultures, each holding a speaking glyph in its beak. The bowl has an unusual carinated shape, with a ribbed base. It is painted in red and black over orange slip. There are no restorations to the bowl; some polychrome loss as shown. This bowl was purchased in 2003 from Arte Xibalba.Domestic: Flat-rate of $20.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from Ohio
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