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Codex-style plate with scene of two nude women dressing a figure who may be the Maize god. All three stand in water in which swims a fish above an anthropomorphic and skeletal waterlily plant. A small hole was drilled in the center of the plate. The plate's exterior wall is decorated with...

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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

Dimensions

5.6 x 28 cm (2 3/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1251

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black, brown and red on cream-orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware