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Cylindrical vessel with incised imagery, including an attenuated version of the Primary Standard Sequence around the upper rim of the vessel and pseudo-glyph band encircling the base of the vessel. Pictorial imagery includes four animal impersonators (a jaguar, a vulture, and perhaps two...

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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, Late Classic Period, A.D. 700–850

Object Place

Upper Motagua River Valley or Verapaz, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné



13.6 x 15 cm (5 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with black and cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware