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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Ballgame Yoke in the Shape of a Toad

A.D. 600–900

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)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
Made in Veracruz, Mexico
On view*
Mexico, Veracruz
Late Classic Period

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.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.