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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Human Effigy Vessel

A.D. 200–300

Ceramic

39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.16
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Colima, Comala Style
Period: 
Protoclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

“New Acquisitions Issue,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 24, no. 1 (April 1958): 15, 17, fig. 4.

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 77.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 162–63, 327, no. 356, fig. 193.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 313, ill.

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.