Codex-style cylinder vase painted with a hieroglyphic text recounting a mythological dynastic sequence of rulers of the snake-head polity. Extensive retouching and repainting in modern times of the glyphs. The vase has three tiny nubbin feet.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay
Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 680–750
Place of Manufacture
Nakbé, El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala
MS1832; Kerr 999
10.6 x 11 cm (4 3/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: black and red on cream-orange slip paint