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Smiling Figure

ca. A.D. 600-900

Ceramic with red, black, and white pigment

49 x 33 x 13 cm (19 5/16 x 13 x 5 1/8 in. )
Gift of Peggy and Richard Danziger, LL.B. 1963
1986.134.1
Culture: 
Mexico, Las Remojadas, Veracruz
Period: 
Late Classic
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view*
Bibliography: 

Lee Allen Parsons, Pre-Columbian Art: The Morton D. May and The Saint Louis Art Museum Collections, exh. cat. (New York: Harper & Row, 1980), no. 257.

Handbook of the Collections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 315, ill.

Mary Miller and Karl Taube, An Illustrated Dictionary of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993), 155.

Mary Miller, The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec, 5th ed. (London: Thames and Hudson, 2012), 123, fig. 109.

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.

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