Closed Yoke Commemorating Ceremonial Ballgames from El Tajín

Unidentified Maya maker


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300 -600


Overall: 3 9/16 × 16 9/16 × 21 7/8 in. (9 × 42 × 55.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Barbara and James A. Block, Class of 1959



Place Made: El Tajín, Veracruz, Mexico, North America



Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

ANTH 22, Olmecs, Maya, and Toltecs: Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica, Deborah Nichols, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

Objects and Power: Manifestations of Inequality, a student curated exhibition, Professor Alan Covey, ANTH 57, Winter 2013, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 10-August 25, 2013.


Collection of William P. Palmer III, Portland, Maine, active between 1958 and 1973; perhaps with Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York, New York; Barbara and James A. Block, New York, New York; given to present collection, 1987.

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