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Codex-style "pigment jar" decorated on each side with a hieroglyph that resembles a ritual calendar (the tzolk'in) date 13-?.

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. 680–750

Place of Manufacture

El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Dimensions

7.8 x 9.7 x 3 cm (3 1/16 x 3 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1203

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware