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Codex-style vase depicting four simian supernatural beings including the two patron deities of Classic period artists, Hun Batz and Hun Choven. A human male sits next to an enthroned supernatural, turning his gaze away from the four seated simians and seemingly peering outside the building in...

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Inscription

Calendar Round date 1 Ix 1 P'op (an impossible combination), and short phrase recording a verb and protagonist.

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

northern Petén lowlands, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1847; Kerr 1180

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1988.1182

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown-black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware