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Codex-style vase depicting the presentation of cloth and feathers. A seated human male faces two seated figures, one with rabbit face and paws and another of unknown identity (the figure's head has been heavily repainted in modern times). Both hold large basins. Three nominal hieroglyphs...

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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. 680–780

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1845; Kerr 1340

Dimensions

11.5 x 10.5 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1244

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint, with traces of dark red pigment on base

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware