Pedestal Vase Depicting K'awiil, God of Lightning Artist: Unknown

A.D. 800–1200

Art of the Ancient Americas

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

Carved ceramic with pigment, Fine Orange


9 7/16 × 5 1/2 in. (23.9 × 13.9 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



Terminal Classic to Early Postclassic Period


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Acquired in the late 1990s
Ex-collection: Harmer Rooke Galleries, New York, Oct. 9, 1994-Jan. 5, 1985, fig. 163
Pter G. Wray, Scottsdale, AZ, (#1032-W), Acquired on 1/17/78
Cedric Marks, New York, active in the 1960s
  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (December 1, 2017), 15
  • John Bigelow Taylor, Fine Pre-Columbian Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Wray, exh. cat. (New York: Harmer Rooke Galleries, October 4, 1984–January 5, 1985), 51, no. 163
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Object/Work type

ceremonial objects, mythology, utilitarian objects, vases

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