Maya Polychrome Vase
A Pre-Columbian Mayan Tepeu I style cylindrical vase with a red band of glyphs on the upper rim, with two large figures of lords with offerings of elaborate headdresses before them.
Ca. 650 - 950 AD.
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 the Hiroshi Miura collection, Tokyo prior to 1969.