DescriptionGroup of Three Mayan Royal Vases
C. 600-900 AD
Slipped and Painted Pottery
3¾" to 6" Tall
A group of three Maya polychrome decorated vessels. The smaller bowl is painted in cream, orange, and black with two large panels of a cloud-like form separating the panels into a quadrant, each with a round glyph. The vessel is intact with surface erosion and pitting. Second bowl is painted over the cream ground with overlapping red strokes at the rim, the center with a band of small panels, each containing a brown circle filled in red. This vessel with some expected surface pitting and stress lines on underside. The cylinder is one from a royal tomb, the orange ground being painted in black with columns of three glyphs, each cube with a central red circle and a series of black dashes diagonally migrating to the corners, this vase intact with ancient deposits.
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