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Codex-style vase with scene rendering three wayob (supernatural co-essences) including two skeletal humanoid figures and a jaguar swimming in a pool of water. Hieroglyphic texts include the Primary Standard Sequence and short phrases naming each of the wayob figures and the "owner" of each...

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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, El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1849; Kerr 771


14.3 x 11 cm (5 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown-black and red on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware