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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Head of a Royal Woman, possibly Lady K’abal Xook of Yaxchilan

A.D. 600–900

Stucco with traces of pigment

25.4 × 25.4 × 6.93 cm (10 × 10 × 2 3/4 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
or Mexico
On view
Guatemala or Mexico, Maya
Late Classic Period

Acquired by inheritance from Mother in law, 1971.
On view at the John Stokes Gallery, 507 Midland Avenue, Upper Nyack, NY Oct. 25, 1971


Linda Schele and Mary E. Miller, The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art (Fort Worth, Tex.: Kimbell Art Museum, 1986), 198–99, fig. Plate 62–63.

“Latin American Studies: Index of Maya,” http://latinamericanstudies.org/maya/lintel-26-yaxchilan.jpg (accessed 11/16/2015).

“Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions,” https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/cmhi/detail.php?num=12&site=Yaxchilan&type=Lintel (accessed 11/30/2015).

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

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

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.