DescriptionMaya Painted Offering Bowl
C. 600- 900 AD
2¼" Tall x 9" Wide
The delicate vessel sits on a flattened base, the wall gently flares and is painted on the interior with bands in red and black on the deep orange ground. The outside wall painted with strong pigments depicting alternating sets of three black spheres and three red spheres, between each is a set of either two or three orbs and three or four emblems of curving connected dashes resembling a bird wing, each of these with either four or five attributes. A thin and fine crafted example, the offering vessel has a few small nicks, one large cleanly reconnected piece, and a light line. The vessel would have been reserved for royalty or wealthier individuals.
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,400.
Condition report available upon request.
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