K'iché burial urn or cache urn lid

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 650–850


Object Place: Guatemala, Southern Highlands

Dimensions

34.5 x 46.5 cm (13 9/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.722a

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

K’iché burial or cache urn lid with a full figure rendering of the sun god or the deity GI seated on the top of the lid. The lid has been heavily restored in modern times, although some ancient fragments are incorporated into this poorly executed piece. See 1987.722b for the heavily restored base of the urn.

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