Maya Cylindrical Vase


Maya Cylindrical Vase

A Pre-Columbian Mayan cylindrical vase with molded vertical ribs around the center, painted with a band of abstract centipedes at top and bottom. Vessels of this type were often used to consume Cacao beverages.

Late Classic Period,
Ca. 500 - 800 AD.
Height: 7 1/4 in. (18.2 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 an American private collection.

Inv#: 8183


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