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Tripod vessel with effigy lid

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Tripod cylinder vessel decorated with two horizontal rows of hollow, appliquéd, seed pod-like elements filled with tiny pellets that rattle when the vessel is moved. The upper row contains fourteen appliqués and the lower row has fifteen. These two rows are separated by three rows of...

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With Alphonse Jax, New York, by 1983; to MFA, October 1983, gift of Alphonse Jax.

Credit Line

Gift of Alphonse Jax

Maya, Early Classic Period, A.D. 350–550

Object Place

Mexico or Guatemala


12.7 x 20.5 cm (5 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware