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Large basin painted with a depiction of a sacrificial rite involving warriors and battle captives. The four sets of figures include two sets of two warriors facing each other, all holding a shield and spear. A bound and bleeding captive sits on the ground between the two groups of warriors. A...

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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. 550–750

Place of Manufacture


Catalogue Raisonné

MS1092; Kerr 1082 Maya Vase Book V.1 p. 57


34.8 x 40.8 cm (13 11/16 x 16 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on yellow-orange slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware