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Maya Eccentric

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Stone: Pre AD 1000   item# 1303640 (stock# MA1898)

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A rare Maya eccentric from Guatemala, ca. 250 – 600 AD. This unusual oval form is 3-1/4” in diameter and is made from reddish flint. This symbol is interpreted as a solar eclipse or the entrance to the Underworld, Xibalba. Nicely calcified.


Maya Mask Mold

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1302586 (stock# MA1796)

Maya Mask Mold
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A rare Maya Postclassic mask mold from the Yucatan area, ca. 800 – 1200 AD. It is 3-1/4” wide and creates a maskette with the face of Ek Chuah, the Merchant God, aka God M. He can be identified by his large nose and pronounced lower lip. In excellent condition, with encrusted deposits and evidence of ancient usage.

Cf. Gallenkamp “Maya”, page 216.


Maya Carved Cylinder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1294588 (stock# MA1876)

Maya Carved Cylinder
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An excellent Maya tripod cylinder from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This deeply carved, corseted example is 7-3/4” high and features stylized depictions of the Hero Twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. The grooves retain remnants of cinnabar and the square feet show the stylistic influence of Teotihuacan on this region.


Maya Polychrome Plate

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1293348 (stock# MA465)

Maya Polychrome Plate
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A beautiful Maya plate from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 550 - 700 AD. This 10" diameter classic tripod example has the serrated flange and rattles built into the feet. The center is decorated with a large glyph emblem denoting the four cardinal points, surrounded by a decorative band and additional geometric designs on the shoulder. Intact, with strong bright paint, good deposits and only minor pitting.


Maya Parrot Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1290673 (stock# MA1815)

Maya Parrot Bowl
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A rare Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 6-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with a trio of parrots in flight. The interior has glyphs and date symbol surrounding a central Lamat glyph, which symbolizes the eighth day of the ritual calendar and is associated with the Heavenly Dragon. Fluted base, vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.


Maya Toad Vessel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1287821 (stock# MA1541)

Maya Toad Vessel
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An excellent Maya toad vessel from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This beautiful polychrome effigy is 6-3/4” long and depicts a Bufo Marinus toad, highly prized for the psychotropic substance secreted from its glands. The toad is molded in high relief along the sides of the bowl, with the hollow head containing a rattle. The body is orange, with the spots akin to jaguar pelt representations. The flared rim is decorated with typical Copador glyphs. Intact, with strong mineral deposits.


Maya Figurine

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1281006 (stock# MA1861)

Maya Figurine
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A wonderful Maya figure from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This finely detailed figurine is 7-1/4” high and depicts a seated member of the elite. She is portrayed with hands resting in her lap and is adorned with a complex headdress, nose plug, large ear flares and multiple necklaces with matching bracelets. The orange slip is highly burnished and shows strong mineral deposits.

Cf. Schmidt “Ma ...click for details


Maya Polychrome Jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1264745 (stock# MA1821)

Maya Polychrome Jar
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A charming Maya tripod jar from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This lovely polychrome vessel is 4-1/8” in diameter, 3-1/2” high and is decorated with diamond shaped woven mat panels, arranged in a snake skin pattern. In perfect condition, with vivid paint and strong mineral deposits.


Maya Monkey Deity

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1249265 (stock# MA1756)

Maya Monkey Deity
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$500 

A superb Maya vessel from the Tiquisate area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This choice zoomorphic jar is 6-1/2” high and depicts an animated monkey deity. The finely detailed head projecting from the flared rim is highly expressive, with arms and genitalia appliquιd to the chamber. Most likely a ceremonial vessel used in fertility rituals. Intact, with good red paint elements and extensive dendrites.


Maya Stucco Cylinder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1245960 (stock# MA1759)

Maya Stucco Cylinder
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$875 

A marvelous Maya cylinder from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This choice example is 6-7/8” high, 5-1/2” in diameter and is decorated with carved zoomorphic and stucco covered registers. The two carved bands depict frogs and are accented with highly burnished black slip. The intervening bands are ribbed and covered with blue and red stucco, with the broad rim band retaining some of the original designs. Strong mineral deposits, minor repair.


Maya Censer

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1242677 (stock# MA1755)

Maya Censer
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$750 

An excellent Maya censor (incense holder) from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This fine ceremonial vessel is 9” long and has a handle sculpted in the form of a nicely detailed monkey holding the bowl. He is adorned with large ear spools and a ceremonial bib. Intact, with strong mineral deposits, signs of usage and just a minor repair.


Maya Glyph Jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1241788 (stock# MA1753)

Maya Glyph Jar
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$450 

An excellent Maya glyph jar from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 300 – 700 AD. This finely made cylinder is 4” high and is decorated with a band of deeply carved glyphs. A central band was left unburnished and is decorated with tiny puncture marks. Strong mineral deposits and root marks overall, stabilized stress crack.


Maya Glyph Jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1240798 (stock# MA1754)

Maya Glyph Jar
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$375 

A fine Maya jar from the Pacific slope region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 3-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with a pair of deeply incised glyphic symbols set off with punctured slits, which create a fine visual texture. The rim retains remnants of orange pigment. Highly burnished, strong mineral deposits, hidden stress crack.


Maya Polychrome Cylinder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1239204 (stock# MA1218)

Maya Polychrome Cylinder
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$950 

An excellent Maya polychrome cylinder from the Sula Valley of Honduras, ca. 500 – 800 AD. This corseted vessel is 5” high and 5-1/2” in diameter at the flared rim. It is decorated with a pair of characteristic glyph bands depicting deity heads and a central register with a stylized guilloche pattern executed in negative style against a black background. Vivid paint, strong mineral deposits, a couple professionally restored stress fractures are barely visible.


Maya Cylinder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1238272 (stock# MA1747)

Maya Cylinder
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$950 

A lovely Maya creamware cylinder from the Jutiapa area of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This slender vase is 9-5/8” high, 4-3/4” in diameter at the flared rim and is decorated with a pair of vertical glyph panels separating the ribbed chamber. The rim band consists of the glyphic symbols characteristic of this type. In excellent condition, with the burnished slip showing strong mineral deposits and nice stucco remnants.

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