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Vessel is painted with a scene depicting an elderly supernatural being carried on a waterlily effigy litter supported by four small humanoid supernaturals. A standing human figure offers to the elderly personage a dish whose contents are too eroded to identify. Behind the elderly supernatural...

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Provenance

John B. Fulling collection, Florida, by 1975; lent to MFA, June 1, 1987; to MFA, December 1987, gift of John B. Fulling.

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 650–850

Object Place

Petén lowlands, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1086

Dimensions

29.8 x 15.1 cm (11 3/4 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.713

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red, orange, and black on light orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware