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Incense burner top

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Tiquisate Teotihuacan-style incense burner top rendering a human head wearing wide, circular earflares and a large headdress that forms a building which surrounds the figure. The building is decorated with typical Teotihuacán-style circular feathered mirrors or flowers, one with its original...

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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. 400–600

Object Place

Department of Tiquisate, Guatemala


60 x 67 x 40 cm (23 5/8 x 26 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white, yellow, and red paint, with a micaceous inlay




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware