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Pre-Columbian, Mexico and Guatemala, Peten Basin, Maya Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 950 CE. A thin walled ceramic bowl with polychrome motifs ringing the exterior. As these are somewhat worn, it is difficult to discern their original meaning. However, the bowl itself has a nice form, with steep walls and tapering inward at the base to a small disc foot. The Peten region was one of the most densely populated regions in the world during the Maya period, home to several million people and many powerful urban areas, with their own style of distinctive artwork. Size: 5.25" W x 4.25" H (13.3 cm x 10.8 cm)

Provenance: ex-Claude Cassuto collection, France, before 1969

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Repaired from four or five large pieces, with overpaint along repair lines. Pigment has wear with root marks on surface, but motifs are still visible as shown.

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Maya Peten Pottery Codex Bowl

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 25, 2019