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Codex-style plate

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Codex-style plate depicting the resurrection of the Maize god emerging from the earth symbolized by a turtle carapace. His sons the Hero Twins aid in his emergence from the underworld. The hieroglyphic texts include the Primary Standard Sequence (PSS), ending with the name of its owner/patron...

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Provenance

1982, with Justin Kerr, New York (Kerr Photographic Archive K1892). June 18, 1986, sold by Alphonse Jax (dealer), New York, to Landon T. Clay, New Hampshire; 1993, gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 1993)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 680–750

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, southern Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1840; Kerr 1892

Dimensions

5.8 x 32 cm (2 5/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.565

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware