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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Pedestal Vase Depicting K’awiil, God of Lightning

A.D. 800–1200

Incised ceramic with pigment, Fine Orange

20 × 8.1 cm (7 7/8 × 3 3/16 in.)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation
1958.15.22
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Maya
Period: 
Terminal Classic to Early Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Possibly Stable Gallery, New York, February 17, 1956 or possibly 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), 150–51, 313, no. 327, fig. 172.

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