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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Pair of Seated Dogs

A.D. 800–1200

Stone

Dog a: 17.15 × 10.8 × 10.48 cm (6 3/4 × 4 1/4 × 4 1/8 in.) Dog b: 16.51 × 10.8 × 13.34 cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903 Fund
1973.88.20a-b
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Maya, possibly Puuc Region
Period: 
Terminal Classic to Early Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn. (Olsen #116a-b); gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 77.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 49, 213, no. 50, 51, fig. 29(a).

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.