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Mayan Open Vessel (Bowl) with Glyphs

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Mayan Open Vessel (Bowl) with Glyphs, 900 AD
Earthenware
2 3/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (6.99 cm x 19.05 cm x 19.05 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Coil-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.160


Commentary
There was a tag with this piece that reads: "Maya open vessel with glyphs. Classic AD 250-550". It was identified by Chris Moser on 7/31/01 as being Nicaragua or Honduras in origin, and from 900 AD or later.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Earthenware, coil-built and burnished with glyphs on the interior and exterior in red and black paint over a tan slip.

Object Description
Mayan bowl with a concave lip and glyphs on the interior and exterior. The interior has animal imagery that resembles pelicans with a few bands. The exterior has more animal figures which are stylized humming birds repeated in red and black ink all over a tan slip.

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