Plate

Maya
Classic Period
A.D. 500–650


Object Place: Campeche (?), Mexico

Catalogue Raisonné

MS1077

Dimensions

8.2 x 36.2 cm (3 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.707

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red and black on orange slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

A snarling jaguar is painted on the interior of the plate. The plate’s inner and outer walls are embellished with think bands of red and black slip paint. Alternating red and black bands of tiny triangles are painted on the plate’s rim. A low ring base supports the plate.

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