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Incense burner lid

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Conically-shaped, Tiquisate-Teotihuacán-style incense burner lid decorated with appliqués representing flowers, shells, water scrolls, and feathered mirrors. The semi-hemispherical top section is a modern restoration of the original form.


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

Departament of Tiquisate, Guatemala


30.1 x 23.9 cm (11 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white and yellow post-fire paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware