Maya Platter with Capybara
A Pre-Columbian Mayan large circular platter with glyphs in a band around the inner rim. In the center is a large stylized image of a capybara with glyph on its body. There is a ritual drill hole through the center.
The Maya were the dominant culture in Meso-America between the 3rd century BC and the end of the first millennium AD. Their architecture and art are of the finest found in Pre-Columbian America. Their highly developed pottery industry produced a wide variety of vase forms that varied widely in their decorative motifs and functions.
Formerly in a Japanese private coillection.