MAYAN PAINTED VESSEL
LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550 - 950
in pale and dark orange and black with the personified head of the god Itzam Yeh, the Major Bird Deity, with open gaping jaw and net headdress, arching wings flaring at the back and a panache of feathers terminating in a waterlily, a band of glyphs above of the Primary Standard Sequence including the name of a ruler, Jasaw, and a Katun date and a glyph suggesting 'dynasty' and another for 'cacao.'
Height 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.)