Blackware pottery vessel ”Maya”


Pre-Columbian Guatemala, Mesoamerica, private collection from Helsinki, Finland.

This facinating small blackware pottery vessel are from the Maya-civilization, pre-Columbian era Guatemala, Central America c. 550AD-900AD

Pre-Columbian art encompasses the artefacts created by the indigenous peoples from the second millennium BC to the time of arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492, when the existing culture were conquered by the Europeans.

Beyond the more familiar civilisations such as the Incas and the Maya, smaller ethnic groups were able to develop their own distinctive cultures and artistic style. Many of these civilizations had long faded by the time of the first permanent European colonies and are known only through archaeological investigations and oral history.

This unique small vessel are in good condition. Age-related wear. Size approx. 7cm x 7cm.