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K'iché burial or cache urn base

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The front of the urn is decorated with the image of an anthropomorphic jaguar, with jaguar head and paws and human arms. He wears a plain headdress and collar of bead-like elements (most are broken off). Two narrow flanges without decoration flank the sides of the urn. A rope-like crenelated...

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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


57.5 x 57.3 cm (22 5/8 x 22 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware