Mayan Ulua Valley Polychrome Cylinder Funerary Vessel Terra Cotta Pre-Columbian

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Seller: celestial_nonesuch (625) 100%, Location: Boyertown, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153715712141 Welcome toCelestial Nonesuch For Sale Today: A sublime cylindrical polychrome terra cotta redware funerary vessel. Incredible form, thin wall construction, elaborately decorated.Presumably Mayan, Hondurus, of the Ulua Valley, 300-900 CE.Exhibits signs of Magnesium deposits, as well as 'root marks' from being in contact with dirt for centuries.A low toned ring when tapped, indicating a low-firing temperature, which aligns with the wood-fired kilns of the pre-Columbian peoples.This piece has a tag on the bottom stating 'Mound 2 Tomb 1.'Provenance: This piece was purchased from a prolific estate collection of pre-Columbian, African, Roman & Greek, and Native American art and artifacts.The scent of Earth has permeated this piece, this is especially noticeable when the surface is moistened.A great object for study or display, this will make a nice addition to any student or appreciators collection of Pre-Columbian art and artifacts.Excellent artifact condition. Exhibits extreme signs of age such as surface wear and weathering. Small hairlines around rim. As they are part of the description, please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain details and condition.Dimensions: Height 5 9/16"Width 6" We take great care during the shipment process, please see our feedback!The packing peanuts we use are recyclable: #4Thank you for shopping with usFollow us for quality items and other assorted Celestial Nonesuch Condition: Excellent artifact condition. Exhibits extreme signs of age such as surface wear and weathering. Small hairlines around rim. As they are part of the description, please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain details and condition., Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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