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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Paint Palette in the Shape of a Hand

A.D. 250–900

Conch shell

4.4 × 7.7 × 22.5 cm (1 3/4 × 3 1/16 × 8 7/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2017.14.30
Geography: 
Guatemala
or Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Maya
Period: 
Early Classic to Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Acquired from David Bramhall, NY in the 1990s , active from the early 1960s to 2012.

Bibliography: 

Elizabeth Kennedy Easby and John F. Scott, Before Cortés, Sculpture of Middle America: A Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from September 30, 1970 through January 3, 1971, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970), 232–33, no. 199, 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.