Maya Bone Carving

Maya Bone Carving

A Pre-Columbian Mayan bone carved in relief with a male head in profile and another smaller one above.

Central America.
Ca. 500 - 800 AD.
Length: 7 1/4 in. (18 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 Florida private collection, 1950s.

Inv#: 8218

$27,500



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