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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Grinning Male Figure

A.D. 600–900

Ceramic with pigment

49 × 33 × 13 cm (19 5/16 × 13 × 5 1/8 in.)
Gift of Peggy and Richard Danziger, LL.B. 1963
Veracruz, Mexico
On view
Mexico, Veracruz, Remojadas
Late Classic Period

Mary E. Miller and Karl Taube, An Illustrated Dictionary of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993), 155.

Lee Allen Parsons, Pre-Columbian Art: The Morton D. May and The Saint Louis Art Museum Collections, exh. cat. (New York: Harper & Row, 1980), no. 257.

John Bigelow Taylor, Fine Pre-Columbian Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Wray, exh. cat. (New York: Harmer Rooke Galleries, October 4, 1984–January 5, 1985), no. 141, 152.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 315, ill.

Mary E. Miller, The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec, 5th ed. (London: Thames and Hudson, 2012), 123, fig. 109.

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