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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Bowl with a Dragon’s Head in Profile

1500–1300 B.C.

Ceramic with traces of cinnabar

6.35 × 9.84 cm (2 1/2 × 3 7/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
Puebla, Mexico
Mexico, Puebla, Las Bocas, Olmec
Early Formative, Ayotla phase
Containers - Ceramics

Ex Collection: Arte Primitivo, New York, September 29, 2015
Hilda Tijou, California, acquired 1960s and prior, by descent to her granddaughter.


Michael D. Coe, The Jaguar’s Children: Pre-Classic Central Mexico (Greenwich, Conn.: Museum of Primitive Art, 1965), 31, fig. 30.

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