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K'iché burial or cache urn lid

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This burial or cache urn lid is decorated with a modeled and painted rendering of a seated supernatural figure with large eyes, three prominant incisor teeth, closely cropped hair, and a spiral rolled headpiece. He may be the sun god K'inich Ajaw although he lacks the squared pupils and crossed...

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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



116.8 x 71 cm (46 x 27 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white, black, yellow, and red paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware