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K'iché burial or cache urn lid

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Semi-hemispherical lid with four wide strap handles arranged equidistant around the lid. A small human head effigy knob is attached to the top center point of the lid.


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


22.8 x 55.7 cm (9 x 21 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped with extensive black fire-clouding




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware