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Codex-style (orange background substyle) vase with a scene depicting three supernatural co-essences (wayob) dancing in a procession. The dog-eared jaguar wears a long red scarf around his neck. The waterlily jaguar vomits into a water jar that has a small drinking cup set on top of it. The...

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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 or Calakmul (Mexico) area, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1081; Kerr 3312

Dimensions

11.7 x 10 cm (4 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1279

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on light orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware