Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Seated Female Figure

A.D. 600–900

Ceramic with pigment

16.1 x 9.7 x 6.9 cm (6 5/16 x 3 13/16 x 2 11/16 in.)
Gift of Thomas T. Solley, B.A. 1950
2002.15.10
Culture: 
Mexico, probably Campeche, Jaina Island, Maya
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

ex-collection: Andre Emmerich

Bibliography: 

Roman Piña Chán, Jaina, la casa en el agua (Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia, 1968).

Christopher Corson, Maya Anthropomorphic Figurines from Jaina Island, Campeche (Ramona, Calif.: Ballena Press, 1976).

Linda Schele and Mary E. Miller, The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art (Fort Worth, Tex.: Kimbell Art Museum, 1986).

Marta Foncerrada de Molina and Amalia Cardos de Mendez, Las Figurillas de Jaina, Campeche in el Museo Nacional de Antropologia Mexico, exh. cat. (Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, 1988).

Karl Taube, The Albers Collection of Pre-Columbian Art (New York: Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Inc., 1988), 156, no. VI-13.

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 131.

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.