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K'iché burial or cache urn lid

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This unusual rectangular burial urn lid has a circular hole cut into its front to give access to the urn's interior. The hole is flanked by low-relief, profile renderings of a rearing jaguar, the same image appearing on the front of the urn's bottom section. Atop the lid is a modeled and...

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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


53 x 64 x 44 cm (20 7/8 x 25 3/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white, blue and black post-fire paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware