Paint Palette in the Shape of a Hand Artist: Unknown

A.D. 250–900

Art of the Ancient Americas

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

Conch shell


1 3/4 × 3 1/16 × 8 7/8 in. (4.4 × 7.7 × 22.5 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



Early Classic to Late Classic Period


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David Bramhall (died 2012), New York, 1990s; sold to Peter David Joralemon, New York, 2000s (inv. no. PCS421); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017.
This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (December 1, 2017), 14
  • 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
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Object/Work type

palettes, utilitarian objects

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