Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Bowl with a Monkey Scribe and K’awiil, God of Lightning

A.D. 700–800

Ceramic with carved decoration and pigment

12.065 x 13.97 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/2in.) other (Max. diameter): 18.415 cm(7 1/4in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2004.85.1
Culture: 
Mexico, Yucatan, Chochola Style, Maya
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
Geography: 
Yucatan, Chochola
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Ex November Collection, Sotheby Parke Bernet, NY, 11/22/1978, Lot 171. Sold through PB in 1981, resold at a subsequent sale; Sotheby's sale May 14, 2004, lot 198

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, Sotheby’s African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (May 14, 2004), 167, lot 198, sold for $12,000.

“Acquisitions 2004,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 151, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.