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Human effigy incense burner top

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Human effigy top of a two-part incense burner rendered in Tiquisate-Teotihuacán style. The seated figure holds a cacao pod in her/his hands, which rest on her/his lap. The figure wears a pectoral in the form of a typical Teotihuacán-style feathered mirror, and the headdress is embellished...

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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, Late Classic Period, A.D. 400–550

Object Place

Department of Tiquisate, Guatemala


43.2 x 24.7 cm (17 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of specular hematite (red), white and black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware