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Round container, perhaps for pigment or powdered tobacco, with mold-made scene typical of this vessel type depicting the deities K'awiil (God K) and Itz'amnaj (God L) conversing. A single-column hieroglyphic text is found between the deities, and a double-columned text adorns the sides of the...

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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


8.6 x 7.6 x 3.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped and well-polished