Bowl card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum Liverpool

Bowl

20.11.13.113

On display

Information

Basin shaped water-lily bowl in reddish earthenware covered with dark brown slip. Decorated with an underwater scene that probably indicates death and includes a cleft-headed Mountain God. Made with a wooden mould. Near the end of the Classic period the Maya abandoned multi-coloured ceramics and began to use single colours almost exclusively - but they still moulded and carved the vessels elaborately.