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Cache vessel lid

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The front of this cache vessel lid is decorated with the face of a supernatural with scroll eyes and a sting ray spine as a front tooth, both of which are attributes of the deity GI. He wears a zoomorphic headdress, and two large flanges at the side of his face are modeled with his earflare...

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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. 400–550

Object Place

Department of El Petén, Guatemala

Dimensions

16.8 x 21.6 cm (6 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1226b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red slip paint and traces of post-fire white pigment or stucco

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware