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Codex-style cylinder dish with Primary Standard Sequence hieroglyphic text. The first 3 and last 3 glyphs of the 9-glyph-long PSS have been extensively repainted or completely fabricated in modern times (beginning with the ti-ul glyph on the right side of the vase in the photograph, although...

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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

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 680–750

Place of Manufacture

Department of El Petén, El Mirador Basin, Guatemala


9.5 x 16.5 cm (3 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black and red on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware