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Codex-style vase depicting a lord seated in front of a jaguar pillow and three seated male figures who face him. The vessel is heavily repainted, and it is unknown what percentage of the imagery is authentic. The vessel had three tau-shaped supports. On the interior of the vessel has a heavy...

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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, Late Classic Period, A.D. 680–750

Object Place

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Dimensions

14.1 x 8.9 cm (5 9/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1263

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware