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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Female Figure with Two Faces

900–400 B.C.

Ceramic with traces of red pigment

10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.23
Geography: 
Tlatilco, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Tlatilco
Period: 
Middle Formative 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): 77.

Professor George A. Kubler, The Art and Architecture of Ancient America, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1975), pl. 3.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 35–36, 200, no. 2, fig. 2.

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.