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Codex-style cylinder vase painted with the mythological dynastic sequence of rulers of the snake-head polity, identified as Calakmul, Mexico during the Classic period (A.D. 250-850). The dates of the accessions of the rulers recorded on this vase, however, are not those found in the stone...

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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. 680–750

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1835, Kerr 1457


13.4 x 12.6 cm (5 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware