Standing Male Figure Artist: Unknown

A.D. 200–500

Art of the Ancient Americas

On view, 1st floor, Art of the Ancient Americas

Manatee bone with pigment


4 7/8 × 2 1/4 × 1 1/8 in. (12.4 × 5.7 × 2.8 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas T. Solley, B.A. 1950

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Early Classic Period


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With Merrin Gallery, New York, 1985; Thomas T. Solley (1924–2006), Bloomington, Ind., by 2002; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2002
  • Mary E. Miller et al., Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, eds. Daniel Finamore and Stephen D. Houston, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Peabody Essex Museum, 2010), 28, fig. 2
  • Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 192, 385, pl. 178, ill
  • "Acquisitions 2002," in "The Original Work of Art: What It Has to Teach," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003), 131
  • Megan O'Neil, "Bone into Body, Manatee into Man," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002), 92–97, fig. 1–2
  • David M. Pendergast, Excavations at Altun Ha, Belize, 1964–70 (Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1982), vol. 1
  • Paul Healy, "Archaeological Research in Belize," Mexicon 2, no. 1 (1980),
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