Maya Painted Bowl with Primary Glyph Band

    Maya, Southern Lowlands
    C. 600-900 AD
    Polychrome Pottery
    3" x 9½"

    The bowl is painted on the interior with a worn yellow ground, an astrological glyph band surrounding the rim with disembodied eyes suspended; the outer wall with an orange/ yellow surface, bordered in black bands, and surrounding the wall is a primary sequence of compound glyphs in black and deep orange. The bowl has one large piece reattached, some surface pitting, and a chip.

    TRANSCRIPTION: a-LAY-ya tz'i-bi na-ja ji-chi yu-k'i-bi ta-u-lu K'UH cha-TAHN-na wi-WINIK SAK-WAHY-si a-AJAW-wa ya-AJAW-wa yu-ku-no-ma-CH'E'N KAL-ma-TE
    TRANSLITERATION: alay tz'ibnaj jich yuk'ib ta' ul K'uh[ul] Chatahn Winik sak wahyis ajaw yajaw Yukno'm Ch'e'n kalo'mte',
    TRANSLATION: "Here was painted the jich drinking vessel for atole (maize gruel) of Holy Chatahn Person, white spirit lord, the lord of Yukno'm Che'e'n kalo'mte' (emperor of Calakmul).

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