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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1988.1291a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped with extensive black fire-clouding

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware