Seated Figure Artist: Unknown

1200–900 B.C.

Art of the Ancient Americas

On view, 1st floor, Art of the Ancient Americas

Ceramic with pigment


8 1/4 × 9 1/16 × 5 1/8 in. (21 × 23 × 13 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Foundation

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Early Formative Period


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Said to be from Upper Balsas Region, Xochipala, Guerrero. Purchased by John Stokes 1969, from the Agueda Herrero Collection (Mother-in-Law). Gift to the Foundation by John Stokes ca. 2012.
  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: Online Supplement (accessed December 1, 2016), 12
  • Michael D. Coe, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, exh. cat. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University, 1995), 294, no. 204, ill
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Object/Work type

human figures (visual works), sculptures

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