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Tripod plate with rattle supports

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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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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

Maya, Middle Classic Period, A.D. 500–600

Object Place

Maya Lowlands, Belize or Mexico

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1105

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1988.1238

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware