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Red background vase depicting the resurrection of the Maize god, here emerging from a turtle carapace symbolizing the earth/underworld. He faces a dancing dog who may be identified by the hieroglyph above his head. Three supernaturals stand in canoes behind the Maize god, two being the...

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Inscription

Primary Standard Sequence rim text.

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. 600–700

Place of Manufacture

El Petén, East of Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1120; Kerr 731

Dimensions

22.1 x 12.1 cm (8 11/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1178

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: dark red, brown, black, and white on red ground slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware