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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped and incised




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware