Owl effigy vessel

Maya
Late Classic Period
600–850


Object Place: Honduras

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 9.8 cm (5 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.185

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with red, orange and black on cream slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Modeled and painted effigy vessel rendering an owl. The vessel is typical of the Babilonia Polychrome pottery archaeological type from northwestern Honduras.

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