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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Miniature fluted tecomate

1500–900 B.C.

Onyx
White onyx with traces of red pigment

5.715 × 6.985 cm (2 1/4 × 2 3/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2008.215.35
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Purchased from David Bramhall, New York in the late 1970s-early 1980s.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 144.

Sotheby’s France, Paris, Le Soleil de Nuit : Trésors Précolombiens d‘une Grande Collection Française, sale cat. (October 30, 2019), 20–21, lot 2, ill.

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