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Codex-style vase depicting three supernatural shamanic co-essences (wayob), including a waterlily-toad, a dog-jaguar wearing a fringed scarf, and a monkey with a deer's ear and antlers. Short hieroglyphic texts in the scene name each of the co-essences, and an attenuated (6 glyphs-long) version...

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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

Nakbé area, El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1843, Kerr 1181


11 x 12 cm (4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware