Description

    Incised Maya Cylinder with White Stucco

    Maya, Southern Lowlands
    C. 400-600 AD
    Painted Pottery
    8" Tall x 4½" Wide

    The cylindrical vase is incised across the body showing two similar, slightly differing, glyphs of a squared panel with curling volutes below, hooked images emanating from within, and mounted with two smaller circular images with numeral designations. The scenes are separated by vertical columns containing knot images and the band at the rim repeats various compound glyphs containing knots as well as others. The cup is covered with remains of white stucco and the incisions have original red pigment. Vessel has one large and one smaller piece reattached at one side, a couple chips to rim, and missing two very small pieces on the base.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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