Maya Cylindrical Vase

Maya Cylindrical Vase

A Pre-Columbian Mayan cylindrical vase painted with floral motifs over laid with large crossed bands, a line of glyphs around the top. Vessels of this type were often used to consume Cacao beverages.

Late Classic Period,
Ca. 500 - 800 AD.
Height: 9 in. (23 cm).

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 Connecticut private collection.

Inv#: 8137


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