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Seated male figure with large, rounded eyes, barbles at the upper edges of his mouth, and a goatee-like beard. Bared teeth are visible in his open mouth. He wears a brimmed hat-like headdress with cross symbols, the urn's opening in the top of the headdress. Bands decorate his wrists and ...

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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. 400–600

Object Place

Southern Highlands(?), Guatemala

Dimensions

Overall: 64 x 28 cm (25 3/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1294

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white post-fire paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware