A Large Maya Tripod Plate. c. 600-800 AD .Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Large Maya Tripod Plate
c. 600-800 AD
Earthenware with orange, red and black paints. Concentric bands framing the head of a god or lord emerging from a footed altar, a hand or flame on front rim. Band of pseudo-glyphs around rim. Each short foot beneath contains a pellet for rattling. Ritual "kill hole" at center. In very good condition, some encrustations and discolorations at front part of altar, the usual pits and abrasions.
Diameter: 14 ½ inches
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.
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