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Warrior effigy

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Mold-made, male warrior effigy ocarina. Figure wears a zoomorphic effigy headdress, short cape, and large pectoral, and carries in his left hand a large rectangular shield.


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, Late Classic Period, A.D. 700–850

Object Place

Alta Verapaz or Usumacinta River drainage, Guatemala


18.6 x 9 x 7 cm (7 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped




Musical instruments, Aerophones