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 Period,
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 New York private collection.