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Incense burner top

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Teotihuacan-style effigy incense burner with figure, likely an oracular priest/priestess, rendered inside a temple with roof comb of geometric motifs. Butterflies, stars, floral motifs, and feathered disks (likely divination mirrors) decorate the building. This type of incense burner also is...

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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

Teotihuacan, Early Classic period, A.D. 350–550

Object Place

Teotihuacan, Mexico

Dimensions

43.5 x 43.3 x 28 cm (17 1/8 x 17 1/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1229a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of red and yellow post-fire paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware