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K'iché burial or cache urn base

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The face of the sun god (K'inich Ajaw) is modeled and painted on the front of the urn. Two plain flanges flank each side of the urn. The remains of white stucco are found on the object's surface, indicating that the urn base likely was painted in polychromy.


John B. Fulling collection, Florida, by 1975; lent to MFA, June 1, 1987; to MFA, December 1987, gift of John B. Fulling.

Credit Line

John B. Fulling

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 650–850

Object Place

Southern Highlands, Guatemala


42.3 x 53.5 cm (16 5/8 x 21 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white stucco and traces of black post-fire paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware