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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Lidded Vessel in the Shape of a Squash

1200–900 B.C.

Onyx or marble

Body: 15.24 × 20 cm (6 × 7 7/8 in.)
Lid: 7.62 × 12.07 × 12.38 cm (3 × 4 3/4 × 4 7/8 in.)
22.86 × 20 cm (9 × 7 7/8 in.)
Gift of the Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Foundation
On view
Mexico, probably Puebla, Las Bocas, Olmec
Early Formative Period
Containers - Stone

Said to be from Las Bocas, Puebla. purchased by John Stokes 1969 from the Agueda Herreo Collection (Mother-in-law); Gift to the Foundation by John Stokes, ca. 2012.


Michael D. Coe, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, exh. cat. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University, 1995), 326, no. 250, ill.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

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.