Maya Bowl With Inscription
A Pre-Columbian Mayan large orange-cream colored pottery bowl inscribed with a band of glyphs in black below the rim in the Primary Standard Sequence, naming the owner and contents of the vessel, possibly cacao (chocolate).
The Maya were the dominant culture in Meso-America between the 3rd century BC and the end of the first millennium AD. Their architecture and art are of the finest found in Pre-Columbian America. Their highly developed pottery industry produced a wide variety of vase forms that varied widely in their decorative motifs and functions.
Formerly in a Virginia private collection.