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Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, ca. 1200 to 500 BCE; Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Mayan Territories, Maya, Late Classic period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A wonderful gathering of three Pre-Columbian pottery items. First is a petite Chavin brownware whistle with a trapezoidal form, a pair of blow holes on the mouthpiece, four tone holes near the midsection, and an integral suspension loop on the verso. Second is a small Mayan jar with a flat base, in-curved rim, and sloping shoulders decorated with brick-red stripes and black-painted abstract geometric motifs. Last is a larger Mayan bowl with a thick rim, shallow interior cavity, and a pair of abstract serpentine designs atop a cream ground. A beautiful ensemble! Size of largest (Mayan bowl): 2.25" W x 5" H (5.7 cm x 12.7 cm).

Provenance: private Pearson collection, Denver, Colorado, USA

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Mayan jar repaired from several pieces with some new material, overpainting, and small chips along break lines. Mayan bowl has small loss to area of rim. All items have age-commensurate surface wear and abrasions, fading and chipping to pigmentation, and some discoloration, otherwise very good. Light earthen deposits throughout. Chavin whistle produces sound when used.

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Pair of Mayan Pottery Bowls & Chavin Pottery Whistle

Estimate $250 - $350Aug 27, 2018