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Ballgame Vessel

Artist Culture
Maya@Period
Period
Late Classic period, 600–909
Date
c.700–800
Material
Ceramic with slip
Place made
Guatemala, North and Central America
Classification
Ceramics
Current Location
On View, Gallery 114
Dimensions
9 1/16 x 6 7/8 in. (23 x 17.5 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Morton D. May
Rights
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Object Number
216:1979
- 1969
Everett Rassiga, Inc., New York, NY, USA [1]

1969 - 1979
Morton D. May (1914-1983), St. Louis, MO, purchased from Everett Rassiga [2]

1979 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Morton D. May [3]


Notes:
[1] An invoice dated January 28, 1969, records the purchase of "One Maya Vessel" with handwritten additions "depicting ballgame" and "SLAM 73.4", referring to the loan number for the vessel [SLAM document files].

[2] See note [1].

[3] A letter dated July 5, 1979 from Morton D. May to James N. Wood, director of the Saint Louis Art Museum, includes the offer of this object as part of a larger donation [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, October 10, 1979.
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