La partie inférieure de la paroi est modelée en reliefs cannelés et ornée de motifs de coquillages d’eau douce agencés en rosaces florales, également représentées sur la base. Voir Reents-Budet, Painting the Maya Universe, 1994, p. 157, et Sotheby's, New York, 17-18 mai 2000, n° 166, pour deux réceptacles d’apparat provenant, selon toute vraisemblance, du même atelier.
The low bowl is completely enveloped in decoration. It is either painted or modeled on the interior, outside walls and the base. Delicate blue stucco highlights the interior rim and accents the broad band of fifteen glyphs which refer to the owner of the vase and the sacred chocolate maize drink; the lower wall is modeled with fluted bands and painted with floral rosettes composed of freshwater shells. The base is painted with five of the same rosettes. See Reents-Budet, Painting the Maya Universe, 1994, p. 157, and Sotheby's, New York, May 17/18, 2000, no. 166, for two vessels probably from the same workshop.
The Primary Standard Sequence glyphs on this vase have been translated by Yuriy Polyukhovych to read "Here is made the painting of her drinking vessel for chocolate atole [maize gruel], of Ix Sak Wayaas, holy person she is an impersonator of Nal in the ballgame", see mayavase.com, K2777 for link to the translation and drawing of the glyph band.
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