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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-?.


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware