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Basal-flanged plate with narrative scene depicting two standing male figures. The figure on the left holds a decapitated human head by its long hair, and three jadeite belt plaques are suspended below the head. The figure on the right stands in a dance pose and wears an elaborate feathered...

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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, Middle Classic Period, A.D. 500–600

Object Place

Maya Lowlands, Belize or Mexico

Catalogue Raisonné



8.6 x 44.5 cm (3 3/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on orange slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware