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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Tecomate (Gourd-Shaped Bowl)

1500–1200 B.C.

Ceramic with pigment

13 × 18.4 cm (5 1/8 × 7 1/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2018.173.3
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative, First Phase
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Acquired from Fine Arts pf Ancient Lands, New York in the late 1970s-early 1980s.

Bibliography: 

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.

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.