List of illustrations

  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Two-Headed Female Figurine (Two views)
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Seated Female Figurine
  • Human Mask
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Figurine Fragment
  • Slab Figurine
  • Face Panel
  • Face Panel
  • Miniature Mask-like Face
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Seated Female Figurine
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Candelero with Modelled Face
  • Candelero
  • Cylindrical Tripod Vase
  • Frescoed Tripod Vessel (Three views)
  • Carved Panel
  • Figurine Holding Smaller Figure
  • Seated Figurine Holding Ball
  • Seated Figurine
  • Figurine Holding Smaller Figure
  • Figurine Head Fragment
  • Figurine Bust
  • Seated Dog (Two views)
  • Polychrome Urn
  • Seated Female Figure
  • Columnar Tlaloc-like Effigy
  • Snake Head
  • Deity in Female Costume
  • Standing Goddess
  • Brazier with Deity Effigy (Two views)
  • Stamp
  • Stamp
  • Seated Figure (Two views)
  • Figurine of torso
  • Figure of a Human with Two Faces
  • Celt-Shaped Pendant
  • Incised Celt
  • Infant Figurine
  • Figurine Head Fragment (Two views)
  • Square Stone Cartouche
  • Face Panel
  • Rotund Figure
  • Standing Figure
  • Standing Figure
  • Seated Female Effigy
  • Figure on a Bench
  • Standing Bird-Headed Warrior (Multiple views)
  • Hollow Face Fragment
  • Small Pendant Mask
  • Seated Male Figure
  • Seated Female Figurine
  • Standing Female Figurine
  • Seated Female Figurine
  • Carved Ball-Game Yoke (Two views)
  • Ball-Game Palma
  • Blade
  • Figure Holding Staff and Bag
  • Man Seated on Box
  • Smiling Face
  • Smiling Woman Whistle
  • Deer Head
  • Standing Female Effigy
  • Human Tripod Figurine
  • Smiling Head
  • Owl Head Fragment
  • Monkey Effigy Jar
  • Polychrome Flute
  • Cylinder Stamp
  • Face Fragment
  • Head Wearing Flayed Skin Mask
  • Monkey Effigy Vessel
  • Bell
  • Figurine Fragment
  • Human Tripod Figurine
  • Figurine Head Fragment
  • Seated Male Figure
  • Standing Human Figure
  • Standing human figure
  • Stone Face Panel
  • Monkey Figurine
  • Plaque
  • Blade
  • Standing Figure
  • Seated Figure
  • Standing Figure
  • Standing Figure
  • Seated Figure
  • Standing Figurine
  • Standing Figure
  • Figurine Pendant
  • Head
  • Figure of a Man
  • Ear Ornament
  • Ear Ornament
  • Ear Ornament
  • Ear Ornament
  • Urn with Seated Figure
  • Pottery Urn
  • Urn with Figure of Pitao Cozobi
  • Carved Cylindrical Bowl
  • Mold Fragment
  • Jade Pendant (Two views)
  • Figure Incised (Two views)
  • Polychromed Tripod Vessel
  • Seated Male Figure
  • Tripod Censer
  • Tripod Incense Burner
  • Tripod Vessel with Tlaloc
  • Columnar Figurine
  • Implement
  • Implement
  • Stamp
  • Standing Figurine
  • Jar with Strap Handles
  • Seated Staff-Head Figure
  • Human Face in Serpent Jaws (Two views)
  • Standing Figure
  • Standing Figure
  • Plaque (Two views)
  • Jade Pendant
  • Jade Pendant (Two views)
  • Head Pendant (Three views)
  • Double-Pointed Blade
  • Double-Pointed Blade
  • Sculptured Panel
  • Cross-Shaped Eccentric Flint
  • Collar-like Eccentric Flint
  • Blade with Two Crescents
  • Nine-Pointed Star Flint
  • Cross-Shaped Eccentric Flint
  • Hooked Blade
  • Blade with Opposed Notches
  • Ring-Shaped Eccentric Flint
  • Wrench-Shaped Flint
  • Cross-Shaped Eccentric Flint
  • Three-Spoked Eccentric Flint
  • Scallop-Edged Eccentric Flint
  • Animal-Shaped Flint
  • Sword-Shaped Blade
  • Curved, Serrated Flint
  • Paddle-Shaped Flint
  • Double-Headed Bat Flint
  • Crescent Flint Biface
  • Earflare
  • Pottery Mask (Two views)
  • Standing Male Figurine
  • Standing Man with Snake Knotted around his Neck
  • Old Men Emerging from Flowers
  • Figurine with Cooking Utensils and Dog
  • Standing Nude Woman
  • Male Figurine Holding Disc
  • Seated Woman with Child
  • Standing Figurine (Two views)
  • Standing Whistle Figurine
  • Figure in Hooded Cloak
  • Composite Figure of an Enthroned Ruler and Two Vassals
  • Jointed Figurine
  • Jointed Figurine
  • Glyphs on Shell
  • Tripod Plate
  • Tripod Plate
  • Tripod Plate (Two views)
  • Scenic Bowl
  • Cylindrical Vessel
  • Hemispherical Bowl
  • Low Bowl
  • Effigy Jar
  • Bowl
  • Bowl
  • Plumbate Tripod Bowl
  • Fine-Orange Pear-Shaped Vase
  • Pear-Shaped Vessel
  • Fine-Orange Cylindrical Vessel
  • Fine-Orange Tapered Vase
  • Carved Bowl
  • Bearded Whistle Figurine
  • Plumbate Effigy Jar
  • Elderly Head
  • Ear Ornament
  • Bell
  • Blade-Shaped Jade (Two views)
  • Seated Female Figurine
  • Globular Tripod Bowl
  • Standing Male Figurine (Two views)
  • Female Slab Figurine (Two views)
  • Female Slab Figurine (Two views)
  • Man on Two-Legged Stool
  • Litter and Bearers
  • Standing Male Figurine
  • Handled Figural Container (Two views)
  • Handled Figural Container (Two views)
  • Fat Seated Figurine
  • Human Effigy Vessel
  • Standing Male Effigy
  • Male Drummer Whistle
  • Bird and Animal Whistle (Two views)
  • Face Panel
  • Ithyphallic Effigy (Two views)
  • Woman on Pallet
  • Female Figurine
  • Woman with Child (Two views)
  • Female Slab Figurine
  • Male Figurine
  • Standing Male Figurine
  • Female Slab Figurine (Two views)
  • Woman Lying on Slab
  • Standing Male Figurine (Two views)
  • Pregnant Seated Woman
  • Seated Female Effigy
  • Seated Female Figurine
  • Woman Bearing Bowl
  • Standing Female (Two views)
  • Standing Female
  • Rattle Figurine
  • Effigy Axe (Two views)
  • Seated Female
  • Standing Figure
  • Male Effigy (Two views)
  • Female Effigy (Two views)
  • Large Standing Male Effigy
  • Large Standing Female Effigy, Nayarit
  • Female Holding Jar
  • Kneeling Woman with Child
  • Standing Woman (Four views)
  • Seated Figure
  • Seated Figure (Two views)
  • Seated Human
  • Circular Platform Group with Ten Figures
  • Circular Platform Group
  • Woman with Two Children (Two views)
  • Four Figures on a Curved Platform
  • Animal Effigy
  • Seated Woman
  • Seated Woman
  • Woman with a Baby
  • Man with a Dog
  • House Group
  • House Group
  • Female Slab Figurine
  • Seated Woman
  • Slab Figurine Fragment
  • Seated Slab Figurine
  • Musical Event (Two views)
  • Seated Female Figure
  • Bowl with Effigy Supports
  • Bowl with Support (Two views)
  • Bowl with Alligator Lid
  • Warrior with Trophy Head
  • Standing Male Figure
  • Feline Grindstone
  • Tripod Bowl (Two views)
  • Tripod Grindstone
  • Figurine
  • Figurine
  • Figurine Head Fragment
  • Figurine Head Fragment
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Description: Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America
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Foreword
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Description: Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America
The Yale University Art Gallery’s collection of art of the ancient Americas, formed in large part by a sizable donation from Fred and Florence Olsen given between 1958 and 1973, offers Yale students the rare opportunity to learn about art of the Prehispanic Americas directly from the objects themselves. This catalogue is the byproduct of ambitious efforts aimed at both ensuring...
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THE TEXT OF THIS CATALOGUE is the work of people at Yale, including the editor. Many were graduate students in both Anthropology and the History of Art, as well as several undergraduates. Some are now colleagues at various universities. Their contributions to this work began in 1972, in a series of seminars. These were designed to meet the need of the...
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The geographical divisions used here correspond to a distinction the editor found useful in teaching — between “inner” and “outer” Mesoamerica. The original designation as Mesoamerica was made by Paul Kirchoff (“Mesoamerica”, 92–107) in 1943; he included west Mexico but excluded lower...

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This hollow piece stands unaided on short, bulbous legs and flat feet. The shoulders are thrown back and the chest, with slightly raised breasts, is puffed out. The short arms are held at the sides, with wrists bent back and hands projecting outward...

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This polished piece is flattened in form, with rounded side-edges that allow the piece to be grasped in the hand comfortably. The edges of the two ends are sharp. A hole has been drilled through the narrower end for suspension...

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The body of this solid, modelled figure is wide and flattened, with a rounded belly, ~pierced navel and low-set breasts. All the limbs are damaged, but the right arm seems to have been short and stubby. The head is large, becoming narrower and flatter at the top...

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The stone belongs to Proskouriakoff’s Class 1 of unspecified jades T. Proskouriakoff, Jades, 5. (Jades, 5), and its color corresponds to Pea Green, a tint of 29””, GGY on the Ridgway Scale...

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The hollow figure has a vent in the bottom and loose pellets which rattle inside. The body is broad and fat, with very wide shoulders and no breasts. The legs are spread apart and folded beneath the figure...

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This hollow, bottom-vented piece has a thick, tubular body which broadens at the base into widely separated rockerlike buttocks. The wide head is tilted upward...

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​The mineralogical determinations by Eleanor Warren Faller, at the Brush Mineral Collection in Peabody Museum, are keyed to the Art Gallery catalogue numbers, and should be referred to as integral parts of the descriptive entries...

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