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K'iché burial or cache urn base

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The base of a burial or cache urn is decorated with a modeled and painted renderings of a jaguar head surrounded by a yellow-painted background with black spots imitating jaguar skin. Two wide strap handles are found on each side of the urn in the center of a wide strip of three vertical rows...

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

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling

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

Object Place

Southern Highlands, Guatemala


67.5 x 63.5 cm (26 9/16 x 25 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white, black, yellow, and red paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware