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K'iché burial or cache urn base

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This rectangular urn base is embellished with a modeled and painted rendering of the same deity and low-relief rearing jaguar as are found on its lid (1988.1297a). They are flanked on both sides by a row of three, white-painted simian skulls (human or monkey). Traces of carbon are found on the...

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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. 650–850

Object Place

Southern Highlands, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné



54.5 x 63 x 48.2 cm (21 7/16 x 24 13/16 x 19 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white, black and blue post-fire paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware