SPECIAL ADVISORY: In accordance with Yale University’s revised COVID-19 protocols, the Yale University Art Gallery will close to the public beginning Friday, October 16, 2020. Learn More

Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Votive Figure

200 B.C.–A.D. 100

Spun alpaca threads and alpaca fleece wrapped around fiber core; embroidery

16.51 × 12.7 cm (6 1/2 × 5 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2018.22.12
Geography: 
Made in Andes Mountains
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Sihuas Culture, Sihuas or Majes Valley
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Erik Jacobsen Collection, to 2019; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.