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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Trophy Skull

A.D. 600–900


31.75 × 27.94 × 17.78 cm (12 1/2 × 11 × 7 in.)
Gift of John A. Stokes, Jr.
Made in Yucatan, Mexico
Not on view
Mexico, Yucatán, Maya
Late Classic Period

Published in 3000 Years of Pre-Columbian Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1964, no. 76.
Acquired in July 1989 by inheritance from the estate of Agueda. Herrero (John Stokes Mother-in-law).


Thomas F. Ford, 3000 Years of Pre-Columbian Art, exh. cat. (Kalamazoo, Mich.: Kalamazoo Institute of Art, 1965), 6, 13, no. 76, ill.

Sotheby’s, New York, African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art: Including Property from the Lerner, Shoher, and Vogel Collections, sale cat. (May 11, 2012), 46–47, lot 56.

“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.