This incredible Maya cylinder has figures holding fans with long billed birds sitting on the fans, possibly a scene from the "underworld". Totally intact, NO restoration. 6-1/4" by 5-1/2". Ex. Arte Xibalba, FL.
This wonderful figure sits with his arms resting on his raised knees, wearing a headdress with lappets, a cylindrical plume, decorated arm and leg bands, three pendant necklace and large loincloth. Beautifully sculpted facial features, with mouth slightly open, showing upper teeth and high cheek bones. Bitumen highlights on the upper lip, brim of headdress and loincloth...