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Mayan Terracotta Vessel - CK.0604
Origin: Mesoamerica
Circa: 300 AD to 900 AD
Dimensions: 4.5" (11.4cm) high x 6" (15.2cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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This diminutive vessel rests comfortably into our two hands. The gentle curves of the bowl conform perfectly to our cupped palms. No doubt, this masterful work of Mayan pottery played an intricate role in long forgotten rituals. In our hands, this vessel exudes an ancient energy more lasting than time itself. Much like some people believe ancient spirits continue to haunt the earth long after their death, sacred objects continue to retain their spiritual powers, accumulated through centuries of reverence, long after the civilization that created them fades into oblivion. There exists an elegance in the simplicity of this vessel. Surely, such an extraordinary bowl had a meaning greater than its most basic function. Unfortunately, this mysterious purpose remains unsolved. However, the beauty of the vessel remains as stunning and clear as the day it was fired. - (CK.0604)


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