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,
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.