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Object Number:NA5526
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Ulua Valley (culture)
Provenience: Honduras
Ulua Valley
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 600-800 CE
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 800
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Height: 24.46 cm
Width: 26.04 cm
Outside Diameter:16.21 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from L. G. Valentine, 1914
Other Number:0204 - Cast Number


Tall marble vase with handles formed from entwined felines and reptiles. Surface carved with cloud-like scrolls that form the stylized faces of supernatural beings.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition
Mayan Gallery (1954 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition
Mesoamerican Gallery (23 Mar 2001 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 181 Top row, rightView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Danien, Elin. 2002. Guide to the Mesoamerican Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 93, pl. 107View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Nevermann, Hans, and Trowell, Kathleen M., and Dockstader, Frederick J., and Anton, Ferdinand. 01 Jul 1979. Primitive Art: Pre-Columbian, American Indian, African, Oceanic.. New York. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Scott, John F., and Easby, Elizabeth K. 1970. Before Cortes: Sculpture of Middle America.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 249, fig. 217View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 93View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Mason, John A. 1943. "The Valley of Mexico: American Collections: The Ancient Civilizations of Middle America". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 1-2. pg. 9-26 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 26, fig. 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1939. Pacific cultures, Department of Fine Arts, Division of Pacific Cultures.. San Francisco. Golden Gate International Exposition. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 155, No 34, Plate CView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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