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Lot 0402
**Originally Listed At $750**

Pre-Columbian, southern Mexico and northern Central America, Maya Territories, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A handsome brownware cylinder vessel with incised vertical ribbing down its exterior body; above that is a wide band of glyphoid symbols. The form is slightly corseted and broadens outward at the mouth. Cylinder vessels were frequently used as gifts, many were used to drink chocolate. Mayan art depicts tall cylinders like this one being used for the preparation of a distinct type of cocoa drink that was extremely popular with the Maya. They were placed on the ground and the drink was poured from a smaller vessel above to create a frothy mixture.Size: 6.1" W x 8.75" H (15.5 cm x 22.2 cm)

Provenance: private California, USA collection

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Repaired from approximately fifteen pieces, most of them large. Small areas of restoration along the repair lines.

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Maya Brownware Cylinder Vessel - Glyphoids

Estimate $1,400 - $2,100
$6500 bids
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