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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Relief with Frontal Deity in Female Costume

1300–1521

Tezontle, volcanic stone with red pigment

44.5 × 38.5 × 11.5 cm (17 1/2 × 15 3/16 × 4 1/2 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.46
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Aztec
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Carlebach gallery, to 1958; 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): 79.

Frederick John Lamp, “Relief of an Aztec Goddess in the Olsen Collection,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 37, no. 2 (Summer 1979): 24, fig. 1.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 53, 216, no. 61, fig. 32.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 320, 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.