Bowl painted with Primary Standard Sequence hieroglyphic text typical of Eastern Petén style (Chinos Black-on-cream ceramic type) pottery. Double black lines encircle interior rim of bowl, and its exterior bottom is painted with red-orange slip in a varigated pattern.
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.
Gift of Landon T. Clay
Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 700–800
Place of Manufacture
Xultún area, Department of El Petén, eastern Petén lowlands, Guatemala
5.7 x 14.7 cm (2 1/4 x 5 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: black on cream slip paint; red-orange slip paint on exterior bottom