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K'iché burial or cache urn base

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The body of the urn is decorated with the image of a jaguar, with modeled head and forepaws and painted body. Two horizontal rows of four loop handles are arranged equally around the urn's circumference. Four are attached to the urn's wide rim band, and four wider loop handles are attached at...

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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


61.2 x 53.2 cm (24 1/8 x 20 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: yellow, black, white and red post-fire paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware