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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Basin (Apaztli)


Ceramic with pigment

34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.)
other: 35.5 cm (14 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
South Central Veracruz, Mexico
Mexico, South Central Veracruz
Late Postclassic Period
Containers - Ceramics

Found near Cholula, Puebla. Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn. (Olsen #2); gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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

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), 20, 49–50, 212, no. 52, color plate 2, pg. 20, fig. 28.

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.

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

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