Maya Dish with Monkey

 

Maya Dish with Monkey

A Pre-Columbian Mayan high walled dish with a monkey holding a corn cob and serving a corn tamale. The scene repeats itself with the monkey serving a pod and followed by a glyph with the sound of "O." The bottom is painted with a typical Mayan brush design.

Late Classic Maya,
Ca. 500 - 800 AD.
Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm).
Diameter: 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm).

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 7296

$7,500

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