Description

    Polychrome Decorated Maya Plate

    Maya
    C. 600-900 AD
    Polychromed Pottery
    2½" Tall x 14" Wide

    The shallow ceremonial offering platter has flaring walls painted in brown, red, and yellow with four large numeral glyphs while the interior displays a central glyph surrounded by two undulating serpent images. Vessel has been ceremonially 'killed' by puncturing the piece from the backside which released its spirits and allowed it to be interred. This example is missing all three feet from ancient times, a ceremonial release which is very common on Maya plates, and is reconstructed from several pieces with overpaint. A large example.


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