Vessel with a Battle Scene Artist: Unknown

A.D. 600–900

Art of the Ancient Americas

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

Mold-pressed ceramic


6 1/16 × 5 1/4 in. (15.44 × 13.28 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



Late Classic Period


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Ex-collection-Throckmorton Fine Art, NY;
Balene McCormick* (May 7, 1936 - September 23, 2016), Houston and Santa Fe, acquired in 1980;
Ed Merrin, New York, acquired in the 1970s;
Raul Kampfer**

*President of the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; owned her own gallery in Houston; collector of African art (collection sold at Sotheby's in May 2013)

**Raul Kamfer (spanish spelling), was a well known dealer in the 1940s-1960s. Online provenance of several other Merrin pieces is Raul Kampfer. YUAG Aztec fott vessel is also ex collection of Raul Kampfer.
Could be the same Raúl Kampffer as the filmmaker.

  • "Selected Acquisitions," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2019), 105, ill
  • Mary E. Miller and Claudia Brittenham, The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court: Reflections on the Murals of Bonampak (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013),
  • Douglas Donne Bryant, John E. Clark, and David Cheetham, eds., Ceramic Sequence of the Upper Grijalva Region, Chiapas, Mexico (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2005), 506, n, ill
  • "," www:// (accessed 1998), no. k503
  • Mary E. Miller, The Murals of Bonampak (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986),
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Object/Work type

histories (visual works), legends (literary genre), utilitarian objects, vessels, warfare



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