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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Plumbate head vase of a bearded old man

A.D. 900–1200

Ceramic, Tohil Plumbate

18.098 × 13.97 × 17.78 cm (7 1/8 × 5 1/2 × 7 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2008.215.42
Geography: 
Mexico
or geography Guatemala
or geography Honduras
or geography El Salvador
Culture: 
Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, Maya
Period: 
Early Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Bibliography: 

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

Elizabeth Kennedy Easby and John F. Scott, Before Cortés, Sculpture of Middle America: A Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from September 30, 1970 through January 3, 1971, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970), 279, fig. 254.

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