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Standing human figure

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This is the body portion of a standing human figure with a removable tenoned head (1988.1222a). The figure's arms are bent at the elbows, hands in front of the body and clenched as if the figure originally held now-lost objects. He wears an elaborately decorated (incised) loincloth and hip...

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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

Guatemala (?), Classic period, A.D. 450–700

Object Place

Alta Verapaz or adjacent Southern Highlands (?), Guatemala

Dimensions

46 x 18.5 x 18 cm (18 1/8 x 7 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1222b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped and incised

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware