Maya Creamware Terracotta Cylinder with Hierglyphics
A fine Maya creamware terracotta cylindrical vessel with broad band containing glyphs. Two geometric step designs in main register. In excellent condition and intact with small chip to inner rim and four stable hairline cracks near rim. Central America, Late Classic, ca. 500 - 800 C.E., 9" high. The Maya people constitute a diverse range of Native Americans in southern Mexico and northern Central America. The overarching term "Maya" is a collective designation to include the peoples of the region who share some degree of cultural and linguistic heritage; however, the term embraces many distinct populations, societies, and ethnic groups, who each have their own particular traditions, cultures, and historical identity.
DIAMETER: 5 in | HEIGHT: 9 in
Shipping Estimate: $45 | FedEx
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CONDITION: Small chip, stable hairline fissures