A Mayan Ceramic Copador Bowl, Late Classic, ca 600 - 800 A.D.

Polychrome decorated pottery Copador type bowl, the exterior with two registers, the lower features two lords lying down with arms extended, surmounted by a row of stylized pseudo glyphs. The interior has in a row of three glyphs.  All in orange, yellow, red and brown on a deep cream ground. 

References: Dorie Reents-Budet, Painting the Maya Universe: Royal Ceramics of the Classic Period, Duke University Press, 1994,  Justin Kerr, The Maya Vase Book, Volume 5, 1997, p. 819, K5722
Michael D. Coe, Justin Kerr, The Art of the Maya Scribe, Harry Abrams, Inc., New York, 1998, colorplate 107

Condition:  Some minor mineral deposits that do not detract, intact and in excellent condition overall. 

Dimensions:  Height:  8 cm (3.14 inches), Diameter: 19.5 cm (7.7 inches)

Provenance:   Private south-west collection, acquired from the trade in the 1970's.


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