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Human effigy cache vessel (incense burner)

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A large, circular container or urn with tall annular base is embellished with a modeled rendering of a standing male figure. He wears a long tunic and loincloth, a wide collar with three disk ornaments and a large pendant hanging below the collar, and sandals with tall backs and tie-ends at the...

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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, Postclassic Period, A.D. 1250–1500

Object Place

Belize or southeastern Mexico


75.5 x 44 x 42 cm (29 3/4 x 17 5/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white post-fire paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware