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Vase with modeled and incised imagery

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Globular vase with annular base. Each side of vase is embellished with a pictorial scene, each of which depicts the presentation of gifts/tribute by one male to another. The seated figures lean against decorated pillows, and a zoomorphic waterlily icon defines the bottom register of each...

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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, Terminal Classic Period, A.D. 750–900

Object Place

Petén Lowlands, Usumacinta River Drainage, Guatemala

Dimensions

15 x 13.4 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1271

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: Fine Orange ware with traces of white slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware