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Seated male figure, likely portraying a Maya ruler in the guise of a deity associated with blood sacrifice, wears a zoomorphic headdress surmounted by a cartouche in which originally was painted his name or noble title (now eroded). He wears a large pectoral depicting a humanoid face, which may...

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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, Early Classic Period, A.D. 400–550

Object Place

Tikal area, Department of El Petén, Guatemala

Dimensions

56 cm height (22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1226a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black, red, and white slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware