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Large Mixtec Culture Artifact Bowl (with TL test and COA) circa 1200-1500 AD with Serpent God imagery

Regular price $950.00 USD
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Well preserved Pre-Columbian Large Bowl from the Mixtec Culture of Western Mexico. Polychrome Bowl dates circa 1200-1500 AD and comes with Thermoluminescence or TL Test verifying age. Vessel displays continuous band of Quetzalcoatl or "Feathered Serpent Deity" in vibrant reds, yellows and black colors. Quetzalcoatl was one of the most important gods in ancient Mesoamerica. The god known as the Plumed Serpent (more below). Substantial Bowl still retains vibrant colors. Museum quality repair from approximately four large pieces, with small amounts of overpaint along the repair lines. Most pigment on the body is original. Light deposits on surface and nice preservation of motifs. This bowl is a fine example of polychrome ceramics made during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in the Cholula area of the state of Puebla and the Mixtec region of Oaxaca. Well finished with brilliant, almost lacquerlike surfaces, the ceramic vessels feature designs in vivid orange, red, and white. Gray, dark brown, and black are also used in a style seen in the painted manuscripts of the period. Size: 11.5" W x 8" H Provenance: Comes with both Certificate of Authenticity along with TL test from well respected Gallery that deals in Antiquities. Further: ex-Claude Cassuto collection, France, acquired before 1969 Free domestic shipping Quetzalcoatl was, as his name indicates, a feathered serpent, a flying reptile (much like a dragon), who was a boundary-maker (and transgressor) between earth and sky. He was a creator deity having contributed essentially to the creation of Mankind. He also had anthropomorphic forms, for example in his aspects as Ehecatl the wind god. Among the Aztecs, the name Quetzalcoatl was also a priestly title, as the two most important priests of the Aztec Templo Mayor were called "Quetzalcoatl Tlamacazqui". Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. Returns & exchanges Refunds and Exchanges We accept returns within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking or insured.