R-03823, Aztec calendar stone, detail © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gipsformerei / Andreas Kilger
Explore British Columbia Nootka clubs and impressions of sculptures and reliefs of the Aztecs, Maya and numerous lost cultures of Ancient America. Many of them were direct impressions from the local temples. Main emphasis in this collection is put on Mexico and the proficiency of the Aztec stonemasons. The missing sun disc, known as Humboldt-Scheibe, whose original has been considered lost since the Second World War, is also there, like the famous blood sacrifice bowl with the image of the sun.