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Tall cylinder vase with palace scene. A lord, sitting on a bench throne adorned with a tabbed cloth and a large cushion behind the figure, receives a full-head mask from an attendant kneeling before him. A second personage standing behind the enthroned lord strikes a dance pose; he is dressed...

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Provenance

Collection of Lavinia and Landon T. Clay, Boston, by the late 1970s; to MFA December 2003.

Credit Line

Gift of Lavinia and Landon T. Clay

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 600–750

Object Place

Department of El Petén, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS0036

Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 x 11.4 cm (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.778

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red, orange, and black on white slip decoration

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware