Mayan Cylinder
600-900 CE
9.25" x 7.00" x 7.00"
Ceramics, terracotta
Region: El Salvador, Honduras
Culture: Maya Culture
In the Copador-style ceramics, this large and vibrant polychrome pottery cylinder decorated in red and black over off white with a stylized image of Ju'n Ixiim, the Maize God, costumed in elaborate headdress of maize foliation and large corn plant emerging from extended right hand. The upper glyph band with stylized profile heads and a lower bank of psuedo-glyphs circle the base of the vessel.