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Codex-style vase with three tiny nubbin feet. The narrative scene depicts two supernatural shamanic co-essences (wayob) engaged in a drinking and sacrificial rite, including a furry jaguar(?) and a spotted jaguar, both wearing a scarf. Short hieroglyphic texts name these supernaturals. A...

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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

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

Kerr 1376

Dimensions

13.3 x 11.2 cm (5 1/4 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1246

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream-orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware