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    Nicoya and Maya Polychrome Bowls

    Nicoya and Maya
    C. 600-1000 AD
    Slipped and Painted Pottery
    3¾" x 8½" and 3 1/8" x 9½"

    The Maya bowl is painted in red, orange, and deep brown on the cream slipped ground and stands on four legs. The exterior holds strong paint with an undulating continuous band and the interior features a central tied knot forming an 'X' surrounded by abstract serpent-bird heads. The vessel is intact, solid condition, paint worn on the interior, exterior excellent. The Nicoya large offering bowl is painted in brown and red on a creamy base and decorated with a central jaguar image surrounded by a band of jaguars and further decorated with abstract Chac heads. The bowl is expertly reconstructed on one side, appears intact, otherwise, a few ancient rim chips and worn paint. This lot requires third party shipping.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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