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Tribute presentation scene

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This vase records, both pictorially and in hieroglyphic texts, the presentation of tribute or a diplomatic gift by K'ak' Hiix, an emissary of Yich'aak K'ak' the ruler of Calakmul (located in Campeche, Mexico) to Ch'ok Wayis. The identity of this regal person has been in question, but this vase...

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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, dated October 7, 691

Object Place

Lake Yaxhá-Tikal area, Department of El Petén, Guatemala

Catalogue Raisonné

MS0071; Kerr 5453


Overall (H x D): 21.3 x 11.7 cm (8 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red, orange, brown, and black on cream slip




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware