Covered overall in an orange-pink slip with very light surface wear and scattered manganese deposits present.Southern California private collection since the early 1970s.He wears a loin cloth and elaborate headdress with tasseled flanges and additional complex appliques.There is a large opening on the side and a small hole at the top.In excellent condition with no breaks, cracks, chips or restoration of any kind.
5 — El Salvador 600 AD - 700 AD A nice Maya bowl from the Pacific slope of El Salvador.
The dipper fits perfectly into the opening atop the container.
They were also cultural icons and were revered in various spiritual and fertility rites.
Inside the structure is a figure with incised and impressed features.
The practice of 'borrowing' imagery from previous cultures is not common, but has been seen in numerous other Pre-Columbian cultures.