Description

    Maya Orange Vase with Standing Iguana

    Maya, Southern Lowlands
    C. 400-600 AD
    Slipped Pottery
    7¼" Tall x 4¾" Wide

    The vase is slipped overall with a pale to deep orange, much of it eroded, the upper rim with a carved rope designed band and the wall with two large spotted iguanas standing on their rear legs, the heads with an oval eye, open mouth, long teeth exposed, the dewlap prominently displayed running down the spine, and holding the front legs out displaying long curling claws. The vase is intact and solid, covered with ancient manganese and the lower half of the exterior with much of the orange surface gone.


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