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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Pedestal Vase Depicting K’awiil, God of Lightning

A.D. 800–1200

Carved ceramic with pigment, Fine Orange

23.9 × 13.9 cm (9 7/16 × 5 1/2 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
On view
Mexico, Gulf Coast or Yucatan, Maya
Terminal Classic to Early Postclassic Period
Containers - Ceramics

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


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.

“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.