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Seated human effigy

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Human male figure seated on a square base embellished with Teotihuacan-style modeled flowers, sea shells and feathered mirrors. The figure originally wore a tall headdress, most of which has broken off. He wears a long cape and wide loincloth. In his left hand is a small dish, and a larger...

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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, Classic Period, A.D. 350–600

Object Place

Department of Tiquisate, Guatemala

Dimensions

48.5 x 33.2 x 23.5 cm (19 1/8 x 13 1/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1232

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware