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    Two Part Maya Jar of a Priest

    Maya, Lowlands
    C. 200-600 AD
    11" Tall x 5ΒΌ" Wide

    The offering vessel is crafted in two well matched pieces, the base depicting the waist band, a long cover suspended, his crossed legs with well detailed toes, and ornaments of two different flanges on either side. On the lid, the priest wears a tall headdress with various tiers, the front having a large flat square at an angle. He holds his hands against an obese stomach and wears earflares, a long bead necklace with large pendant, and tubular bead bracelets at each wrist. The effigy vessel is slipped in a deep brown and retains original Maya blue paint. Complete, the head broken at the neck, missing one bead, and some stabilized stress lines on the interior base. This would have been a 'cache vessel' containing various offerings for use in the afterlife.


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