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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Xantil (Incense Burner) in the Shape of a Seated Deity


Ceramic with blue, red, white, and purple added

40 × 12.4 × 23.5 cm (15 3/4 × 4 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
Oaxaca, Mexico
Mexico, Oaxaca, possibly Teotitlan del Camino
Late Postclassic Period
Containers - Ceramics

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


“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 77, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 321, ill.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 109–10, 265, no. 240, fig. 108.

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