Bag with Staff Bearers Maker: Unknown

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A.D. 500–800

Art of the Ancient Americas

Not on view


Camelid wool and cotton


5 1/4 × 6 in. (13.34 × 15.24 cm)
other (width at top of purse): 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow

Accession Number



Middle Horizon


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 records is ongoing.



Purchased in New York by Peter J. Lewis, Ridgefield, Conn., 1964; sold to Throckmorton Fine Arts, Inc. (Spencer Throckmorton, dealer), New York, 2009; sold to the Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., and New York, February 2009, or May 1, 2009 (R-L inv. no. P0809 1) [see note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Note 1: Information provided by the donor at the time of acquisition indicates that “Bag Staff with Bearers” was purchased in February 2009 at the Winter Antique's Fair in New York; an inventory of the collection, however, notes that the object was purchased on May 1, 2009 (The Rubin-Ladd Foundation Inventories, June 30, 2009, copy in accession file)

  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018," (accessed December 1, 2018).

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Object/Work type

bags (containers), human figures (visual works), utilitarian objects

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