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Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel

Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel

500 AD to 900 AD

 

This carved vessel excavated from the verdant jungles of Honduras depicts two snarling Jaguar masks with defined fangs and tongues and is further decorated with a series of swirling serpentine patterns rendered in low relief. To the Maya and their near predecessors, feline figures symbolized the elite ruling class. This vessel is thought to have been used in ceremonial rites, most likely containing sacred hallucinogenic potions or the blood of a sacrificial victim to be consumed by a king or a shaman.

7.25 in / 18.4 cm high

12 in / 30.5 cm deep

$63,000.00
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500 AD to 900 AD

 

This carved vessel excavated from the verdant jungles of Honduras depicts two snarling Jaguar masks with defined fangs and tongues and is further decorated with a series of swirling serpentine patterns rendered in low relief. To the Maya and their near predecessors, feline figures symbolized the elite ruling class. This vessel is thought to have been used in ceremonial rites, most likely containing sacred hallucinogenic potions or the blood of a sacrificial victim to be consumed by a king or a shaman.

7.25 in / 18.4 cm high

12 in / 30.5 cm deep

Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel
Artefact No. 2: Proto-Mayan Carved Marble Vessel

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Late 18th to early 19th century
 
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$6,500.00
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2200 BC to 1800 BC
 
This vessel is carved from prized alabaster that was quarried from a known s...
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1900 BC to 1700 BC
 

Outside - 5 inches high, 4.75 inches diameter
Inside - 3.75 inches high, 1....
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400 BC to 300 BC
 
In the Greek colonies of Southern Italy, known in antiquity as Magna Graecia, ...
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