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ca. A.D. 200-500
Bone (probably manatee) with traces of red pigment
Object: 12.4 x 5.7 x 2.8cm (4 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/8in.)
Gift of Thomas T. Solley, B.A. 1950
Mexico or Coastal Belize Belize, Maya
Paul Healy, “Archaeological Research in Belize,” Mexicon 2, no. 1 (1980).
David M. Pendergast, Excavations at Altun Ha, Belize, 196470 (Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1982), vol. 1.
Megan O’Neil, “Bone into Body, Manatee into Man,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002): 9297, fig. 12.
“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 131.
Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 192, 385, pl. 178, ill.
Mary 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.
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.