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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.

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. 250–850

Object Place

Southern Highlands (?), Guatemala

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1988.1217

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware