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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Tripod Plate with Head of an Eagle


Ceramic with pigment

4.45 × 22.86 cm (1 3/4 × 9 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
On view
Mexico, Aztec
Late Postclassic Period
Containers - Ceramics

Acquired from Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, New York in the late 1970s. Insurance inventory 7/7/92.


Samuel Y Edgerton, The Art of Mesoamerica: Before Columbus, exh. cat. (Willamstown, Mass: Williams College Museum of Art, 1993), no. 44.

Felipe Solis, ed., The Aztec Empire, Curated by Felipe Solis, exh. cat. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2004), 346, no. 194.

Felipe Solis, ed., The Aztec Empire: Catalogue of the Exhibition, exh. cat. (New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2004), 76, no. 360.

Felipe Solis, ed., El Imperio Azteca: Obras de la exposicion, Spanish ed., exh. cat. (Bilbao, Spain: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2005), 113, no. 432.

“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.