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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Urn of a Seated Figure Wearing a Buccal Mask

A.D. 250–900

Grey slipped ceramic

19.69 × 15.93 × 9.91 cm (7 3/4 × 6 1/4 × 3 7/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2017.14.9
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Zapotec
Period: 
Early Classic to Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Acquired from a European Private Collector in the early 1980s.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Sotheby’s France, Paris, Le Soleil de Nuit : Trésors Précolombiens d‘une Grande Collection Française, sale cat. (October 30, 2019), 58–59, fig. lot 21.

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.