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Maker: Unknown

Figure of Xochipilli-Seven Flower

1450–1521

Pale green Tecali (onyx)

12 × 7 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (30.5 × 19.1 × 14 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Joseph F. Walter, M.D. 1967, and with the George A., Class of 1954, and Nancy P. Shutt Acquisition Fund
2020.74.1
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Aztec
Period: 
Postclassic
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Collection privée, États-Unis, dans le milieu des années 1960.
Stolper Galleries, Munich, à la fin des années 1960.
Collection Nancy et Herbert Baker (1924-2001), Los Angeles, dans les années 1970.*
Collection Walter Randel, New York, à la fin des années 1970.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 10 novembre 1979, lot 316.
Time Museum, Rockford, États-Unis (inv. n° 2675).**
Sotheby’s, New York, 13 octobre 2004, lot 744.
Collection privée, Nouvelle-Angleterre.
Christie’s, Paris, 7 juin 2005, lot 411.

*Herbert Baker began his interest in ethnographic art during his service in the Pacific during World War II. His collection of African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian art was exhibited at the Museum of Primitive Art in New York in 1970. Later he and his wife, Nancy, donated significant works to Indiana University Art Museum.
** The Time Museum held one of the world’s significant and varied private collections of time-finding and time-keeping devices. It was assembled by the Illinois businessman, Seth Atwood, in 1970.

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.