Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Maya Polychrome Jar

Maya Polychrome Jar

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1331100

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Sarasota, FL 34232

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An excellent Maya polychrome jar from the Ulua Valley of Honduras, ca. 500 - 800 AD. This fine example is 6-3/4" high and represents a phytomorphic form, probably a pumpkin, on a flared pedestal base, which is decorated with pyramid symbols characteristic of the type. The two sides of the chamber reflect the male-female duality motif and the elongated neck is decorated with a rim band of jaguar-headed birds. Intact, with vivid paint, good mineral deposits and just a few spots of minor slip deterioration.

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