Tripod vase with incised geometric textile motifs

Maya
Late Classic Period
A.D. 600–700


Object Place: Guatemala

Dimensions

17.3 x 14.4 cm (6 13/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.715

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red on orange slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Vessel’s exterior is embellished with a diamond pattern, created with wide gouged-incised lines, reminiscent of textiles patterns seem in Classic period scupture and painted ceramics. A wide red slipped band frames the textile design field at the rim and base of the vessel. The vase has small, solid conical-shaped supports.

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