Owl effigy vessel
Late Classic Period
Object Place: Honduras
Overall: 12.7 x 9.8 cm (5 x 3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with red, orange and black on cream slip paint
Not On View
Modeled and painted effigy vessel rendering an owl. The vessel is typical of the Babilonia Polychrome pottery archaeological type from northwestern Honduras.
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)
 According to information provided by Lands Beyond Gallery to the MFA, the Molina collection was formed between the mid-1950s and 1960s.
Gift from the Collection of Shirley and Hy Zaret