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    Maya Cache Vessel with Human Heads

    Maya
    Ça 600-800 AD
    Modeled and appliqué ceramic

    16¼" High x 10½" Wide with Lid

    The vessel's body is adorned with the face of a solar deity, recognizable by the spiral markings in his eyes. The lower part of his face is ringed with discs, probably representing jade. His extended tongue touches the ring. The lid is surmounted by the head of another deity. He seems to be wearing a headdress in the shape of a bird. Three teeth are visible in his open mouth. Curled devices, probably fish barbells extend from either corner of his mouth, possibly identifying him as the deity known as G1. Four loops on top and bottom match to allow lid and body to be tied together. There has been some breakage and repair.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    5th Sunday
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