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Codex-style plate with scene depicting the supernatural patron of Maya artists seated on a jaguar pelt covered cushion. He points towards a codex and holds an unidentified object in his left hand. He is surrounded by a circular band containing celestial signs. A hieroglyphic text encircles...

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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

MS1107

Dimensions

4.3 x 40.4 cm (1 11/16 x 15 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1236

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware