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Incense burner base

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Hourglass-shaped base for Tiquisate region Teotihuacán-style incense burner. The surface of the hourglass-shaped top is well-smoothed with no surface embellishment or sculptural decoration. This contrasts with lower section, which is extensively decorated with mold-made attachments...

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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

Department of Tiquisate, Guatemala

Dimensions

12.8 x 23.2 cm (5 1/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1221b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware