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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Figure of woman nursing child

100 B.C.–A.D. 250

Ceramic with red-orange slip and traces of yellow, black, and white pigment

14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation
1958.15.17a
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlán del Río Style
Period: 
Protoclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Carlebach Gallery, New York, October 1, 1955; Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, The Art and Architecture of Ancient America, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1975), pl. 79a.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 181, 344, no. 406, fig. 223.

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