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Loan Object
Maker: Unknown

Cylindrical Seal

1500–1000 B.C.

Ceramic with pigment

14.3 × 10.795 cm (5 5/8 × 4 1/4 in.)
Private collection
ILE2009.9.9
Geography: 
Guatemala
or geography Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Early Formative, first phase
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Collection of Mr. Jay C. Leff, (1925-2000

Bibliography: 

Michael D. Coe, The Jaguar’s Children: Pre-Classic Central Mexico (Greenwich, Conn.: Museum of Primitive Art, 1965), 94–95, no. 173, Roll-out sketch of seal on page 95.

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