Flask with Ballplayer Maker: Unknown

A.D. 600–900

Art of the Ancient Americas

On view, 1st floor, Art of the Ancient Americas


Ceramic with pigment


12.7 cm (5 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974

Accession Number



Late Classic


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Bonhams Fine African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, 13 May 2010
Sale # 18189, lot number 2149.

Acquired from Economos Works of Art, Santa Fe, NM, May 2010

Ex-collection: John Platt/Daniel M. Friendenberg, Greenwich: Arte Primitivo, New York, December 1, 2003

  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018," https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).
  • Christie's New York, New York, Fine Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (November 21, 2006), 18–19, sale No. 1775, lot 28, ill.
  • Hasso Von Winning, The John-Platt Collection of Pre-Columbian Art (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia, 1986), 79, fig. 156.
  • Linda Schele and Mary E. Miller, The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art (Fort Worth, Tex.: Kimbell Art Museum, 1986), 264, plate 103.

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Object/Work type

animal art, flasks (bottles), utilitarian objects

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