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.
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. 680–780
Place of Manufacture
Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala
MS0634; Kerr 1338
9.6 x 11 cm (3 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: black and red on cream-orange slip paint