Jaguar effigy vessel base

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 650–850


Object Place: Guatemala, Southern highlands

Dimensions

6.8 x 10.2 cm (2 11/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.720b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: white post-fire paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Small cylindrical vessel with three nubbin supports. Upper rim is crenelated and lower rim has a small flange; both are painted white. The vessel is the bottom half of a small jaguar effigy cache vessel; see 1987.720a for the effigy lid.

Provenance

About 1971-1973, purchased in Guatemala by John B. Fulling (b. 1924 – d. 2005), Lighthouse Point, Florida; 1987, year-end gift of John B. Fulling to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 1988)

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling