DescriptionEarly Maya Bowl with Zoomorphs
Maya, Southern Lowlands
C. 200-600 AD
4" Tall x 8¼" Wide
The squatty vessel stands on three round feet containing rattles, the outside wall holding a smooth burnished surface and incised with a band of abstract zoomorphs. The images are all quite unusual. One image depicts an avian figure with crested head, short wings, two legs with claws, and a monkey tail. A second image has a long turkey neck, large hooking beak, a bird's tail feathers, and four legs. Another incised design shows a turkey headed avian figure with four legs and an open mouth with teeth. Interesting scene. Jar is intact, excellent condition with some encrustations in areas and holds a strong patina.
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