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Codex-style vase depicting two male figures seated on jaguar pelt cushions, their large, round eyes implying supernatural status. In front of the cushions sit a lidded cylinder vase and a basket filled with earflares and other items of body adornment. A third figure, a seated female figure...

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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

Dimensions

14.4 x 10.5 cm (5 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1286

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware