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Tripod vase with incised geometric textile motifs

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Vessel's exterior is embellished with a diamond pattern, created with wide gouged-incised lines, reminiscent of textiles patterns seem in Classic period scupture and painted ceramics. A wide red slipped band frames the textile design field at the rim and base of the vessel. The vase has small,...

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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. 600–700

Object Place

Guatemala

Dimensions

17.3 x 14.4 cm (6 13/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.715

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red on orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware