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Lot 0138C
Pre-Columbian, Maya Territories, Guatemala, Peten region, ca. 550 to 850 CE. Lovely and fascinating pottery tripod with bold decoration! Almost a cross between a plate and a bowl with concave surface painted in orange, red and black. Central decoration features a fantastic underworld fish-monster with open mouth, swirled eye and feathery fins. Outer rim once painted with black ray pattern, now mostly obscured; base reserved with rattle feet still functioning. A really nice example! Size: 11.125" W x 2.5" H (28.3 cm x 6.4 cm)

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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Repaired from 6 or 7 large pieces, no new clay and no overpainting. Nice root-marked surface. Intentional "kill" hole in center of base

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Maya Tpolychrome Tripod Dish - Underworld Fish

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Dec 6, 2018