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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Coiled Serpent

A.D. 1200–1521

Basalt

11 3/4 in. (29.85 cm)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2018.12.31
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Aztec
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

ex-collection, Daniel M. Friedenberg, Greenwich, CT acquired prior to 1986.
Acquired from Sotheby's, New York, May 15, 2003, lot 310

Bibliography: 

Hasso Von Winning, The John-Platt Collection of Pre-Columbian Art (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia, 1986), 65, fig. 121.

Sotheby’s, New York, Arts of Africa, Oceania and The Americas, sale cat. (May 15, 2003), 197.

“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.