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Two members of the nobility meet inside a building, one seated on a bench throne who looks towards a nobleman seated on the top step into the building.


James Economos, 1969; consigned by an anonymous collector to Sotheby's, New York, "African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art," May 17, 2007; purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Lavinia and Landon T. Clay

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 650–850

Object Place

Department of El Petén, northeast Petén, Guatemala


Overall: 19.4 x 8.3 cm (7 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with orange, red, and black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware