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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Vessel with Rain God and Turkey Head

A.D. 900–1200

Ceramic, Tohil Plumbate

17.78 × 19.05 cm (7 × 7 1/2 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2017.14.26
Geography: 
Mexico
or geography Guatemala
or geography Honduras
or geography El Salvador
Culture: 
Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, Maya
Period: 
Early Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Arte Primitivo auction, December 12, 2012, lot 47
Sotheby's New York Pre-Columbian Art, May 31, 1983, lot 95
Ex-collection: Dr. Alan A. Kaplan, Miami Florida in late 1960s/early 1970s

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (May 31, 1985), estimated price: $2500-$3000 hammer price: $1700, ill.

“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.