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€ EUR 65.000,00 - £ 56886.7 - $ 71779.5 - C$ 95413.5

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PRECOLUMBIAN AMERICA
RARE MAYAN VESSEL FROM ULÙA VALLEY-HONDURAS
CENTRAL AMERICA
HONDURAS - ULUA VALLEY ( AD 800/1000)
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 1841
Material :
Marble and similar
Type Object :
Cult and worship, Vases, urns and vessels
Dimensions :
Height: 10.5 cm (4.1”) – Width: 31.5 cm (12.4”) – Diameter: 20 cm (7.8”)
Provenance :
Old collection of Alvaro Guillot Munoz, constituted after the war and remained in the family until recently

 

A very rare vessel in travertine marble, golden beige in colour with slightly reddish veins. The tenons were carved and engraved with great dexterity, depicting two feathered serpents with open mouths showing their fangs. These motifs are in relief and inspired by the emblematic hieroglyphics of Mayan culture. The exterior walls are adorned with a beautiful geometric design, symbolizing the serpent god “Kukulan”.
Ancient patina with pearly reflections in some areas and traces of very ancient calcification. Traces of internal trepan and superficial micro-fissures due to age. This object was carved in one piece.
The stone sculpture of Ulua Valley is rare and seems to step outside of classic Mayan traditions that highlight links with Copan. Following the Olmec influence, the Mayas of Guatemala arrived in Ulua Valley. The Mayans of this region are also associated with coloured terracotta objects which differ from other sites. It seems that the Mayans of Ulua reworked original symbolism to develop their own unique religion. This valley was of economic importance, as it was the principal location for the production of cocoa throughout Mesoamerica. Obsidian, jade and Quetzal feathers came from the surrounding mountains. These travertine vessels of extremely unique style and material are recognizable and were used during religious ceremonies of grandeur.

€ 65000 - £ 56886.7 - $ 71779.5 - C$ 95413.5

All purchases must be paid in Euro. Other currency prices for indication only