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Codex-style vase with scene depicting a snorting peccary and a turkey. A short hieroglyphic text indicates these animals are supernatural co-essences (wayob).

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

Pacaya area, northern Petén lowlands, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1831; Kerr 1001

Dimensions

12.8 x 11.1 cm (5 1/16 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1172

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown-black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware