Seller: rodrogrs (778) 100%, Location: New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122214508329 Material: Pottery, Details: PRE-COLUMBIAN MAYA FIGURAL URN For your consideration is this spectacular, thick-walled terracotta cylindrical urn. The front of this vessel is elaborately decorated with appliqué and incised details depicting the bead-framed face of the sun god Kinich Ahau depicted with a projecting tongue, incised scroll-eyes, large nose tabs, wearing quatrefoil earflares and surmounted by a wide headband embellished with a downward facing bird’s head. 7.25” (18.4cm) high x 9.25” (23.2cm) in diameter. Stable hairline on back side and insignificantly restored to excellent overall condition. MAYAN DEITY URN Maya, El Peten, Guatemala 250 - 500 C.E. Comparables: Sotheby’s NYC 05/02/1990 lot 98 Please view the final image depicting a similar urn. This seller has been a conscientious collector and dedicated scholar of New World antiquities for over a half-century. He has complied with UNESCO, federal/local legislation and never consciously acquired, traded in or sold illicitly recovered antiquities. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITYThe authenticity of this artifact is fully guaranteed by the seller, a scholar and longtime Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (retired), certified Specialist in Pre-Columbian Art. Your figure will be carefully packed, insured and promptly shipped with a signed and registeredCertificate of Authenticity that includes a description, photo, dimension, cultural provenance and chronology. If not to U.S. buyer’s satisfaction, this artwork may be returned as shipped within thirty days of purchase for a purchase price refund minus 10% re-stocking fee for return of item in original condition and shipping materials. $100 shipping, "Delivery Confirmation" tracking service and full insurance coverage within continental U.S.A. NY residents add 8.63% sales tax. Bidders with fewer than ten (or private) "feedback" listings must contact seller before bidding to verify ID or bid may be declined. Overseas buyer, add $200 shipping. Customs and/or other importation costs (if any) are the sole responsibility of the buyer; please check before placing your bid. Please use PayPal or contact seller for alternate remittance. Payment is expected within two days of auction’s end. CAVEAT EMPTOR: The prospective buyer is advised to acquire New World antiquities ONLY from reputable Pre-Columbian Art specialists and pay a legitimate price for authentic antiquities with legal provenance and bona-fide guarantees of authenticity. Keep in mind that a “Certificate of Authenticity” is only as valid as the issuer’s credentials and expertise. Unrealistically low prices for forgeries, reproductions, illegal or mis-attributed artifacts offered by uninformed or venal vendors are ultimately neither true "bargains" nor prudent fiscal investments. All rights reserved for all countries. No part of the contents of this page may be reproduced without prior written permission of the seller. Copyright © Rod Rogers, 2016.