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Lot 0420
**Originally Listed At $800**

Pre-Columbian, Mexico and Guatemala, Maya Territories, Late Classic, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A tall, wide pottery cylinder, with a vertically ribbed body painted a pale, earthy brown and a smooth, slightly flaring rim painted dark red. The interior is painted a uniform greyish brown. Mayan art depicts tall cylinders like this one being used for the preparation of a distinct type of chocolate drink. They were placed on the ground and the drink was poured from a smaller vessel above to create a frothy mixture. Individuals - perhaps at a party - would then dip their own smaller cups into this larger vessel to refill their drinks. Size: 7.1" W x 10.55" H (18 cm x 26.8 cm)

Provenance: collection of the late Alfred E. Stendahl, Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

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#126327

Condition

Repaired from multiple pieces, with overpainting of repair lines.

Starting Bid

$500

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Tall Maya Ceramic Ribbed Cylinder

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