DescriptionMaya Painted Plate with Standing Chief
C. 400-600 AD
3" Tall x 13½" Wide
The plate sits on three hollow rattle legs, the underside buff and with ancient encrustation, the interior painted in red and black on a strong orange ground. The central figure shows an elaborately adorned man wearing sashes and bundles, long lappets streaming from his waist, plumes behind. His headdress comprises a large deity effigy with long plumes, and before him, he holds what appears to be a head wearing a long plumed turban. Surrounding the plate rim is a band of head variant glyphs with rodent-like qualities. Intact condition with one surface flaked spot reattached, else, erosion to areas at the glyph band and without any touch up. Scarce to find Maya plates retaining the legs and without a 'kill hole'. This lot requires third party shipping.
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