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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Tripod Vessel with Incised Design

A.D. 300–500

Incised ceramic with red slip or paint

15.2 cm (6 in.) other (at base): 11.7 cm(4 5/8 in.) other (of vessel only): 12.1 cm(4 3/4 in.) other (at rim): 14.2 cm(5 9/16 in.)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation
1958.15.5
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Maya, Tzakol Phase
Period: 
Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Alfred Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, March 1, 1957; Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 120, no. 263.

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