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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
1986.134.1
Geography: 
Veracruz, Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico, Veracruz, Remojadas
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Bibliography: 

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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