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Lot 0106C
Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A hand-built and highly-burnished pottery cylinder with a round but stable base, tall walls, a thin rim, and a deep basin. The exterior is decorated with finely-incised striations which form two panels filled with an abstract mythological creature as well as one panel depicting a highly-stylized, right-facing anthropomorphic figure, perhaps representing one of the Hero Twins Hunahpu or Xbalanque. The interior and exterior of the vessel are adorned with espresso-brown pigment which borders on black given its darkness. Size: 5.1" W x 4.8" H (13 cm x 12.2 cm).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-private Mazard Family collection, Paris, France, acquired in the 1960s to 1970s

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Stabilization to one fissure stemming from rim. Minor nicks and abrasions to rim, walls, and base, with fading to original pigmentation, and light softening to some incised details. Nice earthen deposits and root marks throughout.

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Maya Incised Brownware Cylinder Vessel

Estimate $1,800 - $2,500May 23
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Louisville, CO, USA