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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Figure of seated man

300–1 B.C.

Mottled greenish stone

7.5 × 3.8 × 4.6 cm (2 15/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 13/16 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.39
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Mezcala, Guerrero
Period: 
Middle Formative to 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): 78.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 91, 258, no. 166, fig. 95.

Richard Brettell, “Mezcala Stone Sculpture in the Olsen Collection,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 18, fig. 5.

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.