Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Yoke with Skeletal Face and Knotted Serpent

A.D. 600–900

Volcanic rock, basalt? (with Contemporary carving?)

41.3 x 38.4 cm (16 1/4 x 15 1/8 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.25
Culture: 
Mexico, Gulf Coast
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Stendahl gallery , to 1956; Fred Olsen, New Haven, Conn., to 1973; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“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), 315, ill.

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