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Polychrome Bowl Depicting A Religious Procession - PF.1414
Origin: Guatemala
Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 5.125" (13.0cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

$7,800.00
Location: United States
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Painted with a vivid, lively style, this Mayan bowl depicts a procession of figures wearing elaborate, feathered headdresses. As with much of Mayan art, it is ambiguous about the distinction between the mortal and divine realms. Is this a worldly festival, with humans masked and costumed as gods? Or does it depict a parade of divinities in heaven? Painted in the sunset colors so beloved of the Maya, the draughtsmanship has a quick, impressionistic quality that adds to its charm. We can feel the hand of the artist at work with a sense of vitality and movement. HT. 13cm(5 1/8IN): DIAM. 19cm(7 1/2IN) - (PF.1414)

 

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