**Originally Listed At $600**
Pre-Columbian, Southern Mexico to Guatemala, Maya, Late Classic Period, ca. 550 to 900 CE. A hand-built pottery bowl with a shallow basin, a flat base, and short walls with a lightly-flared rim. The interior of the bowl displays an intricate brown-painted jaguar - replete with a bulbous body, sinuous tail, retracted legs, and a wide face exhibiting ovoid eyes and bared fangs - atop a cream-hued ground. The rim is lined with a trio of brown-painted striations on the interior as well as a solid brown stripe on top, and the underside is unadorned. Size: 8.75" W x 1.75" H (22.2 cm x 4.4 cm).
Provenance: private California, USA collection; ex-Arte Primitivo, New York, USA, 2000s; ex-Bud Leuek estate, professor at Cuyamaca College, California, USA, collected prior to 1990s
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Small losses to rim, minor abrasions to basin and base, with fading to original pigmentation. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label as well as old inventory number written in black ink on base.