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Polychrome cylinder vase painted with a scene that includes three women wearing long dresses and five male figures wearing black shorts and black short-sleeved tunics. One woman and one man hold small white balls that may indicate the scene is related to the ritual Mesoamerican ballgame. One...

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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. 750–850

Object Place

Belize or Mexico

Catalogue Raisonné

Kerr 3264

Dimensions

17.1 x 12.3 cm (6 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1274

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black, red, maroon, and white on orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware