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    Description

    A Maya Polychrome Plate
    c. 600 - 900 AD

    This offering dish stands on four hollow legs, each decorated with the image of a jungle animal while the flaring bowl is elaborately painted with dramatic images on the orange ground. The bowl's exterior features an undulating serpent-like design between rectangular pseudo-glyphs, while the interior shows a dancer with a back rack of plumes, enclosed by three menacing underworld deity faces, curling tails, and three pseudo-glyphs on the rim. Painted in red, deep orange, and black on the creamy and orange ground, such a plate would have been used for blood-letting purposes or as an after-life offering dish.

    Provenance:
    Ex-collection: Lynn Weidner, OH

    Diameter: 13 inches


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    13th Tuesday
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