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Codex style dish with a narrative scene depicting an aged supernatural (with attributes of the deity K'awil [God K]) emerging from a serpent's maw. He converses with a seated figure whose head is completely eroded due to the modern removal by abrasion of a calcium carbonate encrustation on the...

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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

Catalogue Raisonné

Kerr 1006

Dimensions

10.5 x 17.5 cm (4 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1247

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware