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Incense burner lid

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Conically-shaped lid of a Tiquisate-Teotihuacán-style incense burner with red-slipped and flared orifice at the top. Surface is embellished with appliqués representing earflares, flowers and divination mirrors. Two lug handles are attached to opposite sides at the lid's bottom edge.

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

30.8 x 31.2 cm (12 1/8 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1225a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red slip paint, and traces of yellow and white pigment

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware