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K'iché burial or cache urn lid

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The lid of this burial or cache urn is embellished with the uppor torso of a jaguar. The scarf around his shoulders identifies him as a specific supernatural jaguar being associated with the underworld and sacrifice. The feline's proper right arm is raised and his claws are opened in a...

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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



127 x 74 cm (50 x 29 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware