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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Basin (Apaztli)

1200–1521

Ceramic with pigment

34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.) other: 35.5 cm (14 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.43
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, South Central Veracruz
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Olsen no. 2, near Cholula, Puebla

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 79, ill.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 20, 49–50, 212, no. 52, color plate 2, pg. 20, fig. 28.

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

Sotheby’s, New York, Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (May 14, 1996), lot 156.

Patricia Kirkham and Susan Weber, eds., History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400–2000 (New Haven: Bard Graduate Center, 2013), 126–27, fig. 6.14.

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.