Pedestal Sculpture with Seated Feline Artist: Unknown

350–100 B.C.

Art of the Ancient Americas

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

Volcanic stone


55 1/2 × 6 × 8 1/4 in. (140.97 × 15.24 × 20.96 cm)

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Gift of Theodore N. Kaplan and Henry Tobin

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Late Formative Period


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Purchased from Lands Beyond, NY May 1995; Private Collection
  • Julia Guernsey et al., "Late Formative Feline Pedestal Sculptures and an Iconography of Cacao," Mexicon XXXLX (December 2017), 151–69, fig. 7
  • Andrew D. Turner, "The Roar of the Rain: A Late Preclassic Jaguar Pedestal Sculpture from Southern Mesoamerica," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2017), 90, fig. 1
  • Suzanne W. Miles, Handbook of Middle American Indians, ed. Robert Wauchope, 2 vols. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964), 247, fig. 11d
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