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Flat-bottom tripod bowl

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Codex-style dish painted with a scene depicting two supernatural co-essences (wayob), including a dog-jaguar wearing a fringed scarf and a toad with a waterlily headdress. Both hold plates containing human femurs (leg bones) and disembodied eyeballs. Five hieroglyphs may name the depicted...

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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

Dimensions

10.7 x 17.1 cm (4 3/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1280

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware