SPECIAL ADVISORY: In accordance with Yale University’s revised COVID-19 protocols, the Yale University Art Gallery will close to the public beginning Friday, October 16, 2020. Learn More

Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Seated Corpulent Figure

1500–1000 B.C.

Ceramic with pigment

10.2 × 11.4 × 8.3 cm (4 × 4 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2018.173.2
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Wally and Brenda Zollman, 1988; Keith Finello, Los Angeles, Calif; Peter David Joralemon, New York; gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2018

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Bibliography: 

Lee Allen Parsons, John B. Carlson, and Peter David Joralemon, The Face of Ancient America: The Wally and Brenda Zollman Collection of PreColumbian Art, exh. cat. (Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1988), 26–27, no. 7, ill.

Michael D. Coe, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, exh. cat. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University, 1995), 146, fig. 1.

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.