Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Stone Priest Figurine

A.D. 800–1200

Greenstone

10 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm (3 15/16 × 1 3/4 × 1 in.) base (total height base + object): 12.5 × 9 × 5 cm(4 15/16 × 3 9/16 × 1 15/16 in.)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.87
Culture: 
Venezuela, Timoto-Cuica
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

From the collection of Erika Hughes, Hughes Bequest.

Bibliography: 

Alan Lapiner, Pre-Columbian Art of South America (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1976), 397, fig. 849.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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.