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Mayan Painted Cylinder Vase - PF.1033
Origin: Guatemala
Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 18.5" (47.0cm) high
Catalogue: v4
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: terra-cotta

Additional Information: Sold

Location: United States
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A magnificent example of Mayan painting at its height, this vase conveys the feverish, surreal aura of a dream. In vivid detail, it depicts gods and monsters of the Mayan pantheon, involved in combat and other rituals. Though the brushwork is refined, almost delicate, the vase radiates an awesome, supernatural energy and a visual power undiminished by the passage of time. - (PF.1033)


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