Lot 282: Large Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A large Maya polychrome bowl from El Salvador, ca. AD 400 800, featuring a trio of animated monkeys, depicted playing the ballgame. The rim is decorated with a band of typical Copador style glyphs. In Maya mythology, monkeys are credited with teaching the Maya how to write. The entire bowl is covered with a light orange wash, which enhances the cream slip. Dia: 7 ¾ in. Vivid paint and good mineral deposits. Ex Tribal Treasures Gallery.
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