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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Seated Figure

1200–900 B.C.

Ceramic with white slip

2.85 × 3.51 × 1.82 cm (1 1/8 × 1 3/8 × 11/16 in.)
Anonymous gift in honor of Matthew Lund
2017.106.1
Geography: 
Geography Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Veracruz, probably San Lorenzo, Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Probably from San Lorenzo, Veracruz (Michael Coe); ex collection of Matthew Lund, given to him by his father, who likely acquired it from the artist Miguel Covarrubias, with whom the elder Lund was acquainted in Mexico.

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.