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Tripod plate

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Tripod plate painted with the image of a male dancer in the guise of the Maize god. A band of hieroglyphic signs for 'sun' or 'day' (k'in, in Yukatek Mayan) encircle him. One-half of the plate's interior wall is decorated with two panels, each containing floral motifs and a hieroglyphic sign or...

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Provenance

John B. Fulling collection, Florida, by 1975; lent to MFA, June 1, 1987; to MFA, December 1987, gift of John B. Fulling.

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 600–750

Object Place

Tikal area, El Petén, Guatemala

Dimensions

10.1 x 30.9 cm (4 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.708

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on cream-orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware