Hourglass-shaped base for Tiquisate/Teotihuacan-style effigy incense burner. Base is embellished with a typical Teotihuacan-style butterfly nose ornament, painted red, and round ear flares. The earflare on the left side (proper right side) is a modern restoration.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay
Maya, Early Classic Period, A.D. 400–550
Department of Tiquisate, Pacific Coast piedmont, Guatemala
15.3 x 25.5 cm (6 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: red slip paint and white post-fire paint