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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Venezuelan figurine

1000–1500

Ceramic

8.05 × 5.69 × 3.35 cm (3 3/16 × 2 1/4 × 1 5/16 in.)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.92
Geography: 
Venezuela
Culture: 
Venezuela, Trujillo
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

From the collection of Erika Hughes, Hughes Bequest.

Bibliography: 

Alan Lapiner, Pre-Columbian Art of South America (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1976), 394.

Alfredo Boulton, El arte en la ceramica aborigen de venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela: S.p.A. Antonio Cordani, 1978), 110, 187–88, 191–94.

Miguel G. Arroyo, Lourdes Blanco, and Erika Wagner, El arte prehispanico de Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1999), 33, 41.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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.