Drinking vessel

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 650–850


Object Place: Department of El Petén, Guatemala, northeast Petén

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2007.423

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with orange, red, and black slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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.


Members of the nobility gather inside a palace to discuss affairs of state.

Provenance

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