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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Metate in shape of feline

A.D. 800–1500

Volcanic stone

24.13 × 33.97 × 81.28 cm (9 1/2 × 13 3/8 × 32 in.)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Atlantic Watershed
Tools and Equipment

From Sotheby Parke-Bernet NYC sale #4088, March 3, 1978.
From the collection of Erika Hughes, Hughes Bequest.


George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 368, fig. 253.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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.