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The wrap-around scene on this vase depicts the presentation of gifts or tribute to a seated lord. The scene has supernatural connotations given that God N (identified by the turtle shell on his back), one of the lords of the Underworld, is present among the seated participants. The enthroned...

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Early 1970s, Lee Moore, Miami. September 25, 1979, sold by Alphonse Jax (dealer), New York, to Landon T. Clay, Boston; 2004, year-end gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 23, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 650–800

Object Place

Department of El Petén, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné



Overall (H x D): 19.1 x 9.2 cm (7 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red, orange, gray (perhaps originally green)and black on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware