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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Figurine

1400–1600

Ceramic

6.5 × 4.2 × 3.7 cm (2 9/16 × 1 5/8 × 1 7/16 in.)
Gift of Roderick M. Engert, B. A. 1950
1980.39.9
Geography: 
Made in El Salvador
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
El Salvador, Guachipilín
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Said to have been found in 1868, buried at Guachpilin, near Santa Ana, El Salvador, by Alpheus Starkey Williams, class of 1831

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1980,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 2 (Winter 1982): 74.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 196, 370, no. 432, fig. 256.

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.