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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Censer Lid with a Figure in a Bird Costume and a Separate Base

A.D. 400–650

Ceramic with pigment and mica

51.12 × 52.71 × 33.02 × 37.15 cm (20 1/8 × 20 3/4 × 13 × 14 5/8 in.) base: 27.94 × 36.2 cm (11 × 14 1/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2018.12.21a-b
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Guatemala, probably Escuintla, Teotihuacan Style
Period: 
Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Ex-collection Samuel Dubiner Tel Aviv

Bibliography: 

“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).

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.