The lot features a Pre-Columbian figural pottery vessel attributed to the Mayan culture and dating to circa 500 A.D. The pottery vessel shows the figural effigy design of a human male or god and shows the original early red and various greys pigment on the exterior. The piece has exquisite detail and large size. The piece still has the tag from Sundog Gallery museum with a 24m ME #2295, presumable the museum identification number, and a price of $450.00. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman which was both part museum and gallery. Measures 10 inches high by 5 inches wide by 3 5/8 inches deep.
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Rare Mayan Pottery Human Effigy Figure c. 500 A.D.