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ARTEMIS GALLERY Mayan Ulua Valley Pottery Polychrome Cylinder

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Seller: artemisgallery (683) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381788291951 Details: Mayan Ulua Valley Pottery Polychrome Cylinder Pre-Columbian, Honduras, Ulua Valley, Mayan, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A sublime polychrome pottery cylinder, finely painted in hues of red, orange, and chocolate brown on a cream ground, with an impressive iconographic program comprised of a large central register that features six amorous couples dressed in elaborate headdresses and ornate regalia, separated into pairs that alternate with three bold abstract, maze/meander-like glyphs. Above and below are narrower registers of repeated glyphs depicting stylized heads with ornate headdresses. For the Maya, extraordinary painted ceramic vases like this example were gifted to elite individuals, akin to the gifts exchanged between high profile dignitaries today. A very similar example may be found in the collection of the San Diego Museum of Man. Size: 5.875" in diameter x 6.5" H (14.9 cm x 16.5 cm) #115167 Condition: Intact and choice. Nice areas of mineral deposits. Provenance: Ex-private Scollard collection, acquired before 1990 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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