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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Vessel in the Shape of Tlaloc, God of Rain

A.D. 150–350

Ceramic with pigment

24.13 × 19.685 cm (9 1/2 × 7 3/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
Geography Mexico
On view
Mexico, Teotihuacan culture
Early Classic Period
Containers - Ceramics

Purchased from Robert and Marianne Huber.


Lee Allen Parsons, John B. Carlson, and Peter David Joralemon, The Face of Ancient America: The Wally and Brenda Zollman Collection of PreColumbian Art, exh. cat. (Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1988), 188–89, no. 129, ill.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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