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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Vessel in the Shape of Cocijo, God of Rain

A.D. 200–800

Ceramic with pigment

24.448 × 13.97 × 12.383 cm (9 5/8 × 5 1/2 × 4 7/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2017.14.20
Geography: 
Oaxaca, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec
Period: 
Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Robert and Marianne Huber, Dixon, Illinois, by the mid- 1990s. Sold to Peter David Joralemon, New York; lent to the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1999-2008; gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
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).

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.