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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Vessel in the Shape of an Eagle

1250–1521

Ceramic with pigment

24.13 × 20.32 × 19.05 cm (9 1/2 × 8 × 7 1/2 in.)
Gift of Theodore N. Kaplan and Henry Tobin
2016.148.1
Geography: 
Made in Puebla, Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico, Puebla, Tlaxcala, or Oaxaca, Nahua or Mixtec
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Louis Bryant, prior to 1920s, purchased for Cincinnati Society of Natural History by lilly Fleishmann, transfer to Cincinnati Art Museum; Garth Antiquities Auction Gallery, Delaware, Ohio May 14, 1994 (lot #142);, Purchased from The Lands Beyond, New York, December 1994, The Lands Beyond, NY, (#4545); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven Conn.

Bibliography: 

“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.