Ballgame Yoke in the Shape of a Toad Artist: Unknown

A.D. 600–900

Art of the Ancient Americas

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

Greenstone with red pigment


interior widths and lengths: 4 3/4 × 7 3/4 × 14 1/2 in. (12.1 × 19.7 × 36.8 cm)
exterior widths and length: 14 1/4 × 16 1/2 in. (36.2 × 41.9 cm)
footprint of each arm width: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



Late Classic Period


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Acquired from Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, New York, in the 1980s

Insurance inventory 7/7/92
  • Samuel Y Edgerton, The Art of Mesoamerica Before Columbus: Gallery Guide, exh. cat. (Williamstown, Mass.: Williams College Museum of Art, 1993), no. 94
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Additional information

Object/Work type

accessories, animal art, yokes (furniture components)

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