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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

House Group with Parrots

100 B.C.–A.D. 250

Ceramic with pigment

21.5 × 18.5 × 15 cm (8 7/16 × 7 5/16 × 5 7/8 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
Made in Mexico
Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlán del Río Style
Protoclassic Period

Alfred Stendahl (1915–2010), Los Angeles, June 27, 1956; Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Hasso Von Winning and Olga Hammer, Ancecdotal Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, 1972), 48, no. 14, ill.

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

Maryan Ainsworth, “A Flute in the Olsen Collection: Its Place in Pre-Columbian Music and Art,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 2 (Spring 1975): 36–38, fig. 3.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 186–87, 359, no. 411, fig. 241.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 314, ill.

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