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K'iché burial or cache urn lid

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The semi-hemispherical lid of this burial or cache urn is embellished with a sculpted and painted rendering of a seated anthropomorphic bat with large round ears, open mouth, protruding tongue, and front paws resting on bent knees. The bat wears a twisted scarf and crenelated collar, which may...

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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


58.5 x 58.5 cm (23 1/16 x 23 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white, black, yellow, and red paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware