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Spouted jar

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Tall necked jar with monkey modeled on the body of the jar. The jar's spout is the monkey's penis.

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. 550–850

Object Place

Petén lowlands, Guatemala, Belize or Mexico

Dimensions

12 x 9.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1194

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown-black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware