View 1 of Lot 133. SMALL XOCHIPALA STONE INCISED BOWL EARLY PRECLASSIC, CIRCA 1200-900 BC.
View 1 of Lot 133. SMALL XOCHIPALA STONE INCISED BOWL EARLY PRECLASSIC, CIRCA 1200-900 BC.
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SMALL XOCHIPALA STONE INCISED BOWL EARLY PRECLASSIC, CIRCA 1200-900 BC

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

SMALL XOCHIPALA STONE INCISED BOWL EARLY PRECLASSIC, CIRCA 1200-900 BC

SMALL XOCHIPALA STONE INCISED BOWL EARLY PRECLASSIC, CIRCA 1200-900 BC

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,250

USD

Property from a Private Collection, California

SMALL XOCHIPALA STONE INCISED BOWL EARLY PRECLASSIC, CIRCA 1200-900 BC


Diameter: 5 ¼ in (13.4 cm)

Finely incised in deep green serpentine, this vessel shows the highly schematic image of an animated profile of a zoomorphic large-eyed creature with spiked crested head and teeth, it faces the arched back possibly of another creature, decorated with a similar spiked perimeter. For a vessel with a naturalistic creature of spiked physiognomy, see Berrin and Fields, eds., Olmec: Colossal Masterworks from Ancient Mexico, San Francisco, 2010, pl. 105; see also mayavase.com, K7093, K7094, and K7095 for vessels in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.