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Two depictions of an artist grace each side of this vase, the renderings separated by a vertical line of undeciphered hieroglyphs, which also are repeated around the rim of the vase. The figures sit on a bundle-like cushion whose %-like motif (known as a cimi [pronouned kee-mee] sign) indicates...

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With Lee Moore, Miami, by the early 1970s; to Landon T. Clay, Boston, about 1972; to the MFA, December 2004, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 700–800

Object Place

Uaxactún area, Department of El Petén, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS0051; Kerr 5448


Overall (H x D): 21.3 x 10.8 cm (8 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with black on orange slip paint and incised decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware