Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Seated Figure on Bench

A.D. 150–450

Ceramic with chapopote

27.3 × 16.2 cm (10 3/4 × 6 3/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1973.88.8
Geography: 
Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Central Veracruz
Period: 
Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 76.

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

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 65–66, 229, no. 98, fig. 50.

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