Voir Reents-Budet, Painting the Maya Universe, 1994, p. 301, n ° 7.7, pour un "vase cormoran" aux couleurs et tyle similaires, probablement peint par le maître du style Holmul.
Voir sothebys.com, pour la photographie en déroulé du vase © Justin Kerr, K5722
The brilliantly colored vase is an example of the Holmul region style, best known for this distinct orange and white slip using a masterful combination of loose wash and deeply saturated defined areas. The three majestic cormorants are waterbirds whose ability to traverse the air, land and submerge underwater are qualities that were suitable to their supernatural connotation. Their long beaks dip forward and their wings are outspread as if to dry. The band is encircled with the Primary Standard Sequence glyphic text including reference to the vessel being for ul, a corn meal.
See Reents-Budet, Painting the Maya Universe, 1994, p. 301, no. 7.7, for the "Cormorant Vase" of similar coloring and style, that was most likely painted by the master of the Holmul style.
See sothebys.com, for the roll-out of the vase © Justin Kerr, K5722
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