Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Female figure in birthing position

1200–900 B.C.

Ceramic with pigment

8.57 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2018.12.10
Geography: 
Tlatilco, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Tlatilco
Period: 
Early Formative Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

at auction Arte-Primitivo Howard S. Rose Gallery Auction 12-12-12, lot 5
Royal Athena Gallery, New York, purchased in 1988.
Ex. Collection: Dr. Melvin Silverman, Los Anglese, acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s.

Bibliography: 

“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.