Description

    Maya Cup with Carved Resurrection God

    Maya, Southern Lowlands
    C. 600-900 AD
    Polished Terra Cotta
    5ΒΌ" Tall x 6" Wide

    The vessel is crafted in a thin brown, the interior being smooth, the exterior worn and probably originally covered with fragile stucco paint. On the outer wall, two circular panels depict the Resurrection God with a downward turned snout, earflares with crosses, bundles emanating from the nose, a large tied knot over the head, and two teeth in the open mouth. Between each deity head is a column of three glyphs with numeral attachments. The vase is intact with only one stable stress line.


    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

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