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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

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




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware