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Holmul-style footed bowl with Primary Standard Sequence rim text naming an elite person from the eastern Peten region of Guatemala. A row of long-necked water birds embellish the side of the dish. The remains of post-fire "Maya Blue" pigment are found on the rim and exterior basal foot of the...

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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. 650–750

Object Place

Department of El Petén, Holmul region, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1079

Dimensions

10.79 x 9.52 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1284

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and orange on cream, Maya Blue post-fire paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware