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
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Wally and Brenda Zollman, 1988; Keith Finello, Los Angeles, CA

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.