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K'iché burial or cache urn lid

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Burial or cache urn lid with modeled jaguar effigy lying supine across the top of the lid. Four pairs of white-painted spikes arranged in parallel vertical bands adorn the lid below the jaguar, located at the "cardinal points" on the lid. Four loop handles are attached to the lid's rim. See...

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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


35.3 x 61.5 cm (13 7/8 x 24 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: yellow, red, white and black paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware