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Cache vessel bottom is modeled on its front surface with the head of supernatural whose primary identifying characteristic is two knots over his mouth area. A tall, trapezoidal headdress-like element is incised with fine lines. A vertical line of curvilinear elements on each side of the face...

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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, Early Classic Period, A.D. 300–550

Object Place

Tiquisate area or Southern Highlands (?), Guatemala

Dimensions

19 x 30.2 cm (7 1/2 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1242

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: orange slip paint; specular hematite slip paint on orange slip on modeled area

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware