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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Llama

1450–1536

Gold

7 × 1.91 × 6.35 cm (2 3/4 × 3/4 × 2 1/2 in.)
Gift of the Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Foundation
2016.61.4
Geography: 
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Central Andes, Inca
Period: 
Late Horizon
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Private Collection, Switzerland; Sale, Sotheby's 8246 New York, sale no, 8246, November 17, 2006, lot 294; Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Foundation; gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2016

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Bibliography: 

Hasso Von Winning, Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1968), 208, no. 279-280.

“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.