Head of a Royal Woman, possibly Lady K'abal Xook of Yaxchilan Artist: Unknown

A.D. 600–900

Art of the Ancient Americas

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

Stucco with traces of pigment


10 × 10 × 2 3/4 in. (25.4 × 25.4 × 6.93 cm)

Credit Line

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

Accession Number



Late Classic Period


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Acquired by inheritance from Mother in law, 1971.
On view at the John Stokes Gallery, 507 Midland Avenue, Upper Nyack, NY Oct. 25, 1971
  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (December 1, 2017), 15
  • "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),
  • 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
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human figures (visual works)

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