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,
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.