Mayan Press-Molded Brown-Ware Bowl - PF.0347, Origin: Guatemala, Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD, Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9cm) high, Catalogue: V2, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Mayan, Medium: Terracotta. On either side of this beautifully articulated bowl, a young Maya lord reclines between the stylized heads of the earth monster. He is richly dressed and appears perfectly at his ease, as if it were a common everyday thing to associate with such magical creatures. Perhaps, in the world that created such a vital work of art as this bowl, it was.
Ancient Central America & Mexico