Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Pyriform Tripod Vessel

A.D. 800–1200

Incised ceramic with pigment, Fine Orange

18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)
other (at widest body point): 12 cm(4 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
Yucatan, Mexico
Mexico, Yucatan, Maya
Terminal Classic to Early Postclassic Period
Containers - Ceramics

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 151, 315, no. 328, fig. 174.

Rosemary A. Joyce, Revealing Ancestral Central America, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2013), 83, fig. 40, 43.

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