|Circa 500-800 A.D.|
Fine marble cylinder vase, carved of white marble with an openwork, ring base and two handles at opposing sides, each in the form of a condor’s head, with relief carved wings incorporated into the cylinder’s decoration. The main body of the vessel is carved in relief with bands of scrolling and overlapping scale elements. Strong surface deposits remain intact with scattered embedded roots and large areas of cinnabar pigment. A few minor restored rim chips and a partially restored hairline in the body. A fine and important example.
|Location of Origin: Latin America|
|Medium/Materials: marble, cinnabar|
|Dimensions: 7 5/8” H. x 6 5/8” D. (19.4cm x 16.8cm)|
|Primary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities : Pre-Columbian Antiquities|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts|
|This type of vase may have been used in ancient Maya rites. The ceremonies were practiced to produce trancelike states through intense physical purging.|
|Provenance: Ex. Bernal Family collection, collected in 1960’s, California and Arizona. By descent to his son. Notarized letter of provenance accompanies this vase.|
|Price:||Item has been sold.|
|Offered By:||Items for sale from dealers we worked with previously|
121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
Item has been sold.
Please login before inquiring about this item, or adding it to your Favorites list. If you do not have a client login, please register.