DescriptionMayan Bowl with Jaguar Attendant and Mixtec Tripod
Mayan and Mixtec Cultures
Ca 600-1200 AD
4" Tall x 6½" Diameter and 3½ " by 8"
A polychrome Mayan offering bowl painted in black, red, and brown on the cream base depicting a series of seated men with long jutting chins wearing tall long headdresses, a ritual loin cover, and presenting large jars. One figure features a faded and rare depiction of a seated jaguar attendant who is supporting his headdress with one paw and all existing figures exhibit a black clouding over the yellow torso, a rare Mayan attempt at painting shading. Vessel is complete, one loose shard, heavily eroded and overall uncleaned. This, paired with a Mixtec, possibly Aztec, tripod offering plate painted with a deep orange ground and designs in black and red. One leg is reattached with minor fill, else only minor surface pitting. A colorful and bold plate, circa 1200-1400 AD
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