Maya Cylindrical Vase

 

Maya Cylindrical Vase

An Pre-Columbian Mayan cylindrical vase with diagonal incised rib pattern around the body and large round 'eyes' in a band around the top. Vessels of this type were often used to consume Cacao beverages.

Early Classic Period.
Ca. 250 - 550 AD.
Height: 5 5/8 in. (15 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#: 8138

$2,750

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