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K'iche burial or cache urn lid

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The lid is embellished with a modeled and painted rendering of a zoomorphic jaguar lying supine across the top of the lid. Much of the lid has been restored in modern times, although the jaguar's head and most of its body are original. See 1988.1295b for the base.

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

35.5 x 60.5 cm (14 x 23 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1295a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red, yellow, white, and black paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware