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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Brazier in the Shape of a Figure with Split Tlaloc Mask and Maize

1325–1521

Ceramic with white slip or stucco and pigment

40.8 × 31 × 31.5 cm (16 1/16 × 12 3/16 × 12 3/8 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.14
Geography: 
Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico, Aztec
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn (Olsen #11).; gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 76, ill.

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 110–111, ill.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 54–55, 218–19, no. 63, Color plate 3, pg. 21, fig. 34.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 320, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 168–69, fig. 167.

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.