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Incense burner base

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This hourglass-shaped incense burner base is embellished with a butterfly nose piece embellished with three round appliqués, and ear-like flanges to which are attached circular earflares.


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. 400–600

Object Place

Department of Tiquisate, Guatemala


38 x 44.5 cm (14 15/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white and red paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware