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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Seated Male Figure

A.D. 100–300

Ceramic with pigment

39.37 × 21.59 × 15.88 cm (15 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 6 1/4 in.)
Gift of Dr. Norman C. Charles, B.A. 1959
Made in Mexico
On view
Mexico, Jalisco or Zacatecas, Zacatecas Culture
Protoclassic Period

Ex collection: Mr. Gaston Placencia, Houston TX 1965-66
Purchased by Kenneth Bower of The lands Beyond, NYC 1966.
Ex collection: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Colao, Tenafly, NJ until death of Mr. Colao (ca.1976) Purchased by Kenneth Bower, the Lands Beyond in 1976
Collection of Dr. Norman C. Charles, MD


Margaret Young-Sanchez, Pre-Columbian Art in the Denver Art Museum Collection (Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2003), 28, no. 10.

Dorie Reents-Budet, Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection (Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum, 2012), 89, no. 68.

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.