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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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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

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

Accession Number

1988.1293a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: yellow, red, white and black paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware