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Codex-style vase with scene of two warriors holding shields and spears, and wearing raptorial bird headdresses. They face two male figures, one of whom has a sparse beard and mustache. All four men are depicted from chest upwards, emerging from water. The vessel has three tau-shaped supports.

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. 680–780

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS0634; Kerr 1338

Dimensions

9.6 x 11 cm (3 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1262

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream-orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware