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Gouged and incised imagery depicting a riitual hunt. Three hunters carry long blow pipe weapons, and each plays an instrument (a small flute, a conch shell trumpet, and what may be a rasp). The conch shell player also carries on his back a bundled deer. A fourth, seated figure, whose hunting...

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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. 700–850

Object Place

Guatemala or Belize

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1076

Dimensions

19.7 x 12.4 cm (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1256

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: gouged-incised with orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware