Lid for a Vessel Artist: Unknown

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A.D. 250–600

Art of the Ancient Americas

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


Ceramic with incised decoration and pigment


Maximum diameter: 5.72 × 35.88 cm (2 1/4 × 14 1/8 in.)
other (minimum diameter): 10.25 cm(4 1/16 in.)

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Private collection

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Early Classic


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Acquired from Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, NYC late 1970s
Long term loan, The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Long-term loan, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
Long term loan, The Denver Art Museum, Denver

  • Virginia M. Fields and Dorie Reents-Budet, Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship, exh. cat. (London: Scala, 2005), 242–43, no. 139.
  • Linda Schele and Mary E. Miller, The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art, exh. cat. (New York: George Braziller, 1986), 207, pl. 75.
  • Samuel Y Edgerton, Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Aztec-Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica, exh. cat. (Northhampton, Mass.: Smith College Museum of Art, 1986), no. 60.
  • "," (accessed 1985).

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