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Copador-style dish

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Copador-style dish with painted interior featuring three prone human figures. The exterior wall is decorated with a "pseudo-glyph" hieroglyphic text typical of the Copador-style.


Mid- to late 1950s or 1960s, acquired by José Luis and Ethelbert Molina, Miami [see note 1]; late 1980s, sold by the Molinas to Lands Beyond Gallery, New York; after 1995, sold by Lands Beyond to Hy and Shirley Zaret, Westport, CT; 2008, gift of Shirley Zaret to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008) NOTES: [1] According to information provided by Lands Beyond Gallery to the MFA, the Molina collection was formed between the mid-1950s and 1960s.

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Shirley and Hy Zaret

Maya, Late Classic Period, 650–850

Object Place

Honduras or El Salvador


Overall: 19.1 x 8.9 cm (7 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red and black on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware