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Codex-style vase with scene of the Hero Twin Hun Ajaw, using his blowgun to shoot a mythological creature perched in a tree. Behind Hun Ajaw is a supine human figure lying in a pool of water, who may be the other Hero Twin Xbalanque, although no icons certainly identify him as such. He may...

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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. 680–750

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

Kerr 1345

Dimensions

13.2 x 10.6 cm (5 3/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1267

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware