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Codex-style cylinder vase with four male figures depicted from the waist up, emerging from a darken cloud-like and plaited area that may represent water. Three are warriors who hold spears and shields, one wearing a vulture headdress, another wears a deer headdress, and the third wears a...

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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

Place of Manufacture

Nakbé area, Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1850; Kerr 1365


12.6 x 11 cm (4 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware