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Lot 222: Excellent Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador

Antiquities Auction 54: Discovery Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

06 November 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Excellent Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador
  • Excellent Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador
  • Excellent Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador
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Description: An excellent Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This excellent example is 5-5/8 in in diameter and features a trio of animated monkeys, each depicted with ball game symbols incorporated into their bodies. The rim is decorated with a band of finely drawn Copador style glyphs. In Maya mythology, monkeys are credited with teaching the Maya how to write. The entire bowl is covered with a light orange wash, which enhances the cream slip. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits and root marks. Ex Tribal Treasures Gallery.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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