K'iché burial or cache urn base

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 650–850


Object Place: Guatemala, Southern Highlands

Dimensions

42.6 x 44.5 cm (16 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1987.722b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of black paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

K’iché burial or cache urn base with humanoid head emerging from the open maw of a shark-like saurian (a Xoc monster). Both have been heavily restored in modern times, although some authentic fragments may be included in the base. See 1987.722a for the heavily restored lid of this vessel.

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