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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Figures of an Old Man Fondling a Young Woman

A.D. 600–900

Ceramic with pigment

Figures without attached head: 10.16 × 8.71 × 8.23 cm (4 × 3 7/16 × 3 1/4 in.) other (Woman’s head): 7.54 × 5.23 × 4.04 cm(3 × 2 1/16 × 1 9/16 in.)
Gift of Mary Miller, Ph.D. 1981
2016.60.1a-b
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Maya, Probably Campeche, Jaina Island
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Komor, 1960s; Robert Koch, Professor of Northern Renaissance Art at Princeton University, before 1975; Mary Miller, 1975–2016; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

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.