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The scene depicts the presentation of a war captive and cloth tribute to a lord seated on a bench throne inside a palace-like building. The captive kneels in front of the enthroned lord, and is bound around his waist by a rope held by the figure standing behind him. A Primary Standard Sequence...

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Inscription

Primary Standard Sequence (two), short nominal texts in the scene.

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. 650–800

Place of Manufacture

Nebaj area, Southern Highlands, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1118, Kerr 558

Dimensions

16.3 x 14.8 cm (6 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1170

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red, orange, pink, and black on cream slip

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware