Mar 9, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Mar 9, 2011

Ring-Base Vessel

Ring-Base Vessel

c. 600–1000

Marble

Overall: 9.5 x 13.5 x 10.1 cm (3 3/4 x 5 5/16 x 4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.170

Location

Did you know?

One of two vessels that were the first ancient American artworks collected by James and Florence Gruener.

Description

The Ulúa region of Honduras, to the east of Maya territory, is best known for white marble vessels with walls ornamented in low relief and handles carved as animal heads, here bats but also felines, birds, monkeys, and others. This small example is distinguished by the crispness of its carved scrolls and the triangular cutouts of its pedestal base.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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