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A DEEPLY CARVED MAYA TRIPOD CYLINDER

A DEEPLY CARVED MAYA TRIPOD CYLINDER


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1324564

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CULTURE: Maya ORIGIN: Mexico / El Salvador AGE: Ca. 600 - 800 A. D. SIZE: 3" in height by 3" in diameter PROVENANCE: A Scottsdale Antique Gallery DESCRIPTION: A Maya deeply carved tripod cylinder with short rounded tripod legs. It was most likely used to burn incense for ceremonial use. The vessel is in intact as found condition with no cracks or chips. The cinnamon brown exterior is adorned with deeply carved stylized glyphs. It is a handsome piece and an excellent example of the type.