Description

    Maya Polychrome Cup with Resurrection God

    Maya, Southern Lowlands
    C. 600-900 AD
    Polychrome Pottery
    3¾" Tall x 5" Wide

    The vessel is well polished, the interior with a smooth orange surface, and exterior with a strong orange ground painted with a yellow band at the base, a white band at the rim, the body having two deity heads in personified versions of the Resurrection God and separated by glyphic bundles. One image displays the Resurrection God with a water lily flowing behind, a maize ear, and staffs emanating from the nose. The second image has the god with a curling bundle to the back, a water lily above the earflare, teeth in the open mouth, and staffs emanating from the nose. The vessel is quite dramatic and boldly painted in orange, yellow, white, and dark brown. The beautiful cup is nice, one area with two stress lines and small missing shard at rim, else complete and strong original paint.


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