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Hourglass-shaped incense burner base for Tiquisate-Teotihuacán-style incense burner. Traces of hematite pigment on one side of the base, and no appliquéd decoration, which is typical of this type of incense burner base. Modern restoration of the upper rim, sides and bottom of the top portion...

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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, Early Classic Period, A.D. 400–550

Object Place

Department of Tiquisate, Guatemala


17.2 x 26.8 cm (6 3/4 x 10 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of specular hematite (red) pigment




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware