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Rectangular container, perhaps for pigment or powdered tobacco, decorated with a mold-made hieroglyphic text on all four sides. The text is composed of what may be a long title phrase. Traces of dark red pigment are found on the inside and exterior of the rim. A light brown dirt matrix...

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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. 650–800

Object Place

Mexico or Guatemala

Dimensions

8.1 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm (3 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1205

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped and well-polished, traces of dark red pigment

Collections

Americas

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