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Three seated lords, each with the tonsured hair of the Maize god, gesture towards each other. One holds what may be a dish or a framed divination mirror.


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, 600–850

Object Place

Campeche or Department of El Petén, Mexico or Guatemala


Overall: 12.7 x 10.5 cm (5 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red, orange and black on cream slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware