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Maya Bird Effigy Vessel Early Classic, circa AD 250 - 450

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from a European Private Collection

Maya Bird Effigy Vessel Early Classic, circa AD 250 - 450

Maya Bird Effigy Vessel Early Classic, circa AD 250 - 450

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from a European Private Collection

Maya Bird Effigy Vessel

Early Classic, circa AD 250 - 450


Length: 8 1/4 in (21.6 cm)

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Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, New York
European Private Collection, acquired from the above on September 26, 1980
Denver Art Museum, long term loan, 1998 - 2017
The bowl appears to be supported within the outstretched thin raised wings of the avian extending around the upper and lower portion in a gentle arch. The projecting bird’s head is alertly uplifted, with his openwork beak and small raised knobs typical of turkey heads. The hollowed neck is sharply curved and fine perforations trim the lower rim of the eyes. A short tail projects at the back.