Pre-Columbian Mayan Ulua Valley Polychrome Footed Olla
Pre-Columbian, Honduras, Ulua Valley, ca. 500 to 900 CE. An impressive and intricately decorated polychrome pottery tripod olla. Corseted jar on three slab feet, painted in vibrant hues of orange, red and black with lower band featuring two lords in ornate feathered headdresses, top and lower bands with four serpentine creatures. Once covered in stucco, now showing white bands remaining around rim and on shoulder. Size: 6.5″ in diameter x 4.6″ H (16.5 cm x 11.7 cm)
Provenance: Ex- Estate of M. Reiniger, Chicago, IL; Ex-P. Davis via descent, acquired between 1985 and 1995.
1st Century, Pre-columbian
Ceramics & Pottery, Collectibles, Ethnographic Art