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Skeletal human-monkey effigy

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Upper half of a large sculpture of a skeletal human or simian figure with open mouth and holding a flat tray-like object beneath its chin. The piece may be part of the upper portion of an incense burner.


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. 250–850

Object Place

Southern Highlands (?), Guatemala


33.02 x 19.05 x 15.24 cm (13 x 7 1/2 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware