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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Vessel with Supernatural Figure and Centipedes

A.D. 800–1200

Ceramic with pigment

12 × 14 1/2 in. (30.5 × 36.8 cm)
other (Rim diameter): 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2018.73.1
Geography: 
Panama
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Panama, Coclé Culture
Period: 
Late Coclé
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Sotheby's New York, May 13, 2011, lot 121; Paul and Alice Baker Collection, ca 1980s–90s; The Rubin-Ladd Foundation, to 2018; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Bibliography: 

Jane Stevenson Day, Precolumbian Art from the Collection of Paul L. and Alice C. Baker, ed. Robert Yassin, exh. cat. (Tucson, Ariz.: Tucson Museum of Art, 1996), 43, no. 39, ill.

Sotheby’s, New York, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art: Including Property from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, sale cat. (May 13, 2011), 21.

“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.