About This Artwork

Late Classic Maya
Vicinity of Calakmul, Campeche or Quintana Roo, Mexico

Stela, A.D. 702

Limestone
162.6 x 68.6 x 30.5 cm (64 x 27 x 12 in.)

Wirt D. Walker, 1990.22

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

James N. Wood, Treasures from The Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2000), pg. 29 (ill.).

Joel Palka and Jeff Buechler, "Monument to a Matriarch: A Classic Maya Stela at the Art Institute of Chicago," Mesoamerican Voices 1 (2003), pp. 41-46 (ill.).

Ownership History

Un-known private collector, west coast, U.S., before 1970 [correspondence in curatorial file]; Robert and Marianne Huber Fine Arts (Huber Primitive Art), Dixon, Ill. and New York, N.Y., [correspondence in curatorial file]; sold to Seth G. Atwood (1917–2010), the Time Museum, Rockford, Ill., January 21, 1970 [correspondence in curatorial file]; sold to the Art Institute, January 9, 1990.




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