LATE CLASSIC, CA. A.D. 550 - 950
MAYAN POLYCHROME TRIPOD PLATE
LATE CLASSIC, ca. A.D. 550 - 950
painted in pale and dark orange and black with the head of a dignitary in profile, the nobleman with elongated forehead, aquiline nose and lips parted with a scrolling, fiery speech scroll emerging, his hair swept upward and encircled by a jade bead and feather headband, adorned with further jade jewelry, the rim with three bold glyphs; ritual kill-hole.
Diameter 14 in. (35.6 cm.)