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This hollow cylinder is one part of a perhaps three-part cylindrical stand on top of which was placed a plate holding burning coals and incense. The front is decorated with an appliqued human face that wearing a butterfly-shaped nose ornament adorned with a plaited mat motif. See 1988.1237b...

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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. 500–600

Object Place

Southern Highlands, Guatemala


30 x 38 cm (11 13/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white and black post-fire paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware