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Cylinder vase with palace scene

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The narrative scene depicts a meeting between two lords seated on a bench-throne. The primary lord wears a black deer headdress, and a dwarf-like person accompanies the other lord. Behind the main figure sits a woman, and behind her kneels a man wearing a jaguar-deer headdress and jaguar pelt...

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John B. Fulling collection, Florida, by 1975; lent to MFA, June 1, 1987; to MFA, December 1987, gift of John B. Fulling.

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 700–800

Object Place

Motul de San José to Dos Pilas areas, El Petén, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné



19 x 13 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: pink, reddish-brown, orange, black, and white on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware