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Pedestal cup with handle

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Codex-style vase with pedestal base and handle. Narrative scene depicts God N seated in the maw of a serpent. The serpent's tail becomes the vase's handle. God N has removed his net headdress and offers it to a dancing human male figure. A hieroglyph marks a large basin set between the two...

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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. 680–750

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

Kerr 1375

Dimensions

14.2 x 11.4 cm (5 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1257

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware