Seated Female Figure Artist: Unknown

A.D. 600–900

Art of the Ancient Americas

Not on view

Ceramic with pigment


6 5/16 × 3 13/16 × 2 11/16 in. (16.1 × 9.7 × 6.9 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



Late Classic Period


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With André Emmerich Gallery, New York, by January 1964 ( M-34); sold to Thomas T. Solley (1924–2006), Indianapolis, then Bloomington, Ind., January 23, 1964; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2023
  • Sotheby's France, Paris, Le Soleil de Nuit : Trésors Précolombiens d‘une Grande Collection Française, sale cat. (October 30, 2019), 110–11, no. 37, lot 37, ill
  • "Acquisitions 2002," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003), 131
  • Karl Taube, The Albers Collection of Pre-Columbian Art (New York: Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Inc., 1988), 156, no. VI-13
  • 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),
  • Linda Schele and Mary E. Miller, The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art (Fort Worth, Tex.: Kimbell Art Museum, 1986),
  • Christopher Corson, Maya Anthropomorphic Figurines from Jaina Island, Campeche (Ramona, Calif.: Ballena Press, 1976),
  • Roman Piña Chán, Jaina, la casa en el agua (Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia, 1968),
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Object/Work type

human figures (visual works), sculptures


seated figures

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