Miniature bottle

Maya
Late Classic Period
600–850


Object Place: Department of El Petén, Guatemala

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 6.7 x 2.9 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.187

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Miniature bottle decorated with a mold-made hieroglyphic text which seeemingly repeats the phrase “chu-ca ch’o-ko” (CHOK-ko; “was captured the youth” [“sprout of the lineal”]).

Provenance

Mid- to late 1950s or 1960s, acquired by José Luis and Ethelbert Molina, Miami [see note 1]; late 1980s, sold by the Molinas to Lands Beyond Gallery, New York; after 1995, sold by Lands Beyond to Hy and Shirley Zaret, Westport, CT; 2008, gift of Shirley Zaret to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008)

NOTES:
[1] According to information provided by Lands Beyond Gallery to the MFA, the Molina collection was formed between the mid-1950s and 1960s.

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Shirley and Hy Zaret