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Tripod plate with rattle feet

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"Supported on tripod rattle legs encircled by a stepped band, the tondo brightly painted with a warrior, possibly one of the Hero Twins displaying insignia of Xbalanque with spotted cheek, holding a trophy-head by a long hank of hair, and a long staff in the left hand wrapped with...

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Peter G. Wray Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona, collected sometime between 1977 and 1981 (according to David Joraleman, former curator of that collection); sold Sotheby's, New York, November 26, 1985, lot 93; to private collection; sold Sotheby's, New York, Sale N07996, lot 193, May 14, 2004; to MFA, June 2004, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Lavinia and Landon T. Clay

Maya, Late Classic Period, A.D. 600–750

Place of Origin

Tikal area, Department of El Petén, Guatemala


Overall: Diam: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware