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


Art of the Ancient Americas

On view, 1st floor, Art of the Ancient Americas

Ceramic with white slip or stucco and pigment


16 1/16 × 12 3/16 × 12 3/8 in. (40.8 × 31 × 31.5 cm)

Credit Line

Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund

Accession Number



Late Postclassic Period


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Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn (Olsen #11).; gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • 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
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 320, 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
  • "Acquisitions, 1973," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974), 76, ill
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Object/Work type

braziers (heating equipment), mythology

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