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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: 
Made in Mexico
or made in Guatemala
or made in Honduras
or made in El Salvador
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, Maya
Period: 
Early Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Bibliography: 

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.

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

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.