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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Tecomate (Gourd-Shaped Bowl) with “Olmec Dragon” Design

1200–400 B.C.

Ceramic

7 cm (2 3/4 in.) 7 × 9 cm (2 3/4 × 3 9/16 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974, in memory of Terry F. Green., B.A. 1969
1989.40.1
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative to Middle Formative Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1989,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1990): 123, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 313, ill.

Regan Huff, “A Pot, A Motif, and Formative Mexico,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1995–96): 24, fig. 1.

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.