DescriptionSmall Monte Alban Incense Burner
C. 200 BC
Burnished Gray Pottery with Encrustation
6" Tall x 3¾" Wide
The cylinder shaped vessel has a bulbous short base and with a high relief depiction of an early deity image with thick, heavy brows, round eyes, thick fleshy lips with wide tongue protruding, a jutting wide panel below, and a short feline like nose. The vessel is reconstructed from three pieces, missing a shard, and heavily encrusted with deposits.
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.
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