Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Abstract figurine

1500–900 B.C.

Ceramic

5.715 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2018.12.4
Culture: 
Mexico, Tlatilco
Period: 
Early Formative Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Tlatilco, Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Purchased at auction: An Eclectic Collection, Arte Primitivo, New York, 3/31/09, lot 102.
Acquired about 1981 from Carlo Gay and Frances Pratt. Published: Ceramic Figures of Ancient Mexico, Artes Americanae, Pratt & Gay, 197, fig. # 54.

Bibliography: 

Carlo T.E. Gay, Ceramic Figures of Ancient Mexico: Guerrero, Mexico, Guanajuato, Michoacan, vol. 3 (Graz: Akademische Druck - u. Verlagsanstalt, 1979), 72, fig. 54.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.