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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Standing Male Figure Holding a Shield

A.D. 600–900

Ceramic with pigment

17.4 × 10.6 × 4.7 cm (6 7/8 × 4 3/16 × 1 7/8 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.12
Geography: 
Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, probably Campeche, Jaina Island, Maya
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Alfred Stendahl, to 1956; Fred Olsen, New Haven, Conn., to 1973; 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), 319, ill.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 137–38, 293, no. 303, fig. 148.

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