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Anthropomorphic supernatural effigy

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Cylindrically-shaped container representing a seated, anthropomorphic supernatural being. Unindentified protuberances are attached to the nose bridge and inner corner of the eyes (the one on the proper right eye is missing). The figure has a beard-like appendage on the chin with deeply scored...

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Provenance

Collected between 1974 and 1981 by John Fulling, Art Collectors of November, Inc., Florida (and known as the "November Collection"); to Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1987; to MFA, December 1988, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Maya, Classic Period, A.D. 400–600

Object Place

Southern Highlands(?), Guatemala

Dimensions

25.4 x 15.6 x 13.7 cm (10 x 6 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1234

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: post-fire white and black paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware