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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Cacao Vessel with Floral Design

A.D. 750–800

Ceramic with pigment and added stucco

other: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1989.96.1
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Guatemala, Naranjo, Maya
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Purchased from Sothebys, 1989, sale # 5937

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1989,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1990): 124.

Adam Herring, “A Royal Artist at Naranjo: Notes on a Late Classic Maya Cylinder Vessel,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1995–96): 34, 38, fig. 1–2, 7a.

Mary E. Miller, The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec, 5th ed. (London: Thames and Hudson, 2012), 10–11, fig. 3.

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.