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Recorder-like instrument with appliquéd serpent and two human heads. The object is likely of modern origin although the heads may have been made in ancient Teotihuacán-style molds from highland Méxicon (about A.D. 400).


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

México, 20th century

Object Place

Central Highlands, México


26.7 x 5.2 cm (10 1/2 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and orange slip paint




Musical instruments, Aerophones