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Codex-style vase painted with a two-part scene comprising women riding deer and women attending a dying elderly male lying inside a building. The hieroglyphic texts include an attenuated version of the Primary Standard Sequence (including the vessel shape and contents sections) and a phrase...

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Primary Standard Sequence (attentuated); Calendar Round and verbal statement.


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, northern Petén lowlands, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1846; Kerr 1182


13.2 x 12.8 cm (5 3/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown-black and red on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware