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Large vase painted with a scene depicting the Hero Twins Hun Ajaw and Yax Balam conversing with the deity Its'amnaj, all of whom are seated inside a building. Its'amnaj gestures towards a large basket on top of which sits a skeletal head, jewelry and clothing that likely are those of the Hero...

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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. 600–750

Object Place

Campeche, Mexico

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1126, Kerr 1183


19.8 x 17.2 cm (7 13/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red, white and black on yellow-cream slip




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware