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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Maya Poison Bottle

A.D. 600–900

Cream slipped ceramic

10.16 × 4.445 cm (4 × 1 3/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2010.228.6
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Maya
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ex Collection: Jim Muirden, New Haven, purchased in the 1970s.
Acquired in the early 2000s via The lands Beyond, New York.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

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.