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The Hero Twin Yax Balam holds a large plate containing the jadeite jewelry of the Maize god. His twin brother Hun Ajaw carries a large bundle that he supports by a cord around his neck. A woman, identified in the adjacent hieroglyphic phrase as a lady of the Ik' polity, presents shell jewels...

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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. 750–780

Object Place

Ik' polity, El Petén, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1837; Kerr 1004

Dimensions

14.8 x 13.3 cm (5 13/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1175

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown-black on cream slip, traces of orange slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware