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The scene relates to the mythology of the moon goddess, here portrayed as young and old women that likely pertain to the phases of the moon, embodied by the rabbit. The elderly female seated on a bench-throne holds a rabbit on her lap, its extended arm touching the breast of a second female who...

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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. 550–850

Object Place

Petén lowlands, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1087; Kerr 559

Dimensions

17 x 10.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1282

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: dark red, red, black, orange, and white on yellow-orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware