Codex-style vase with hieroglyphic text recounting the mythological dynastic sequence of rulers of the snake-head polity. No repainting is evident, although most of the surface of the vessel is covered with a thin coating of calcium carbonate, and one section is completed eroded away.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay
Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 680–750
Place of Manufacture
Nakbé, Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala
MS1834; Kerr 1005
18.2 x 9 cm (7 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: black and red on cream-orange slip paint