Bowl

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 600–750


Object Place: Campeche, Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 14.3 x 17.8 cm (5 5/8 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

2003.776

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with orange and black on cream slip decoration

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Bowl depicting a hunt scene.


Deer-hunting scenes simply may depict sporting events, but most likely refer to myths concerning the Sun god or the wife of the Maize god, both of whom are intimately associated with deer in contemporary Maya tales.

Provenance

By about the late 1970s, Lavinia and Landon T. Clay, New Hampshire; 2003, year-end gift of Lavinia and Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2004)

Credit Line

Gift of Lavinia and Landon T. Clay