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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Maker: Unknown

Vessel in the Shape of a Human Head with an Eagle Headdress

1500–1000 B.C.


8.9 × 9.8 cm (3 1/2 × 3 7/8 in.)
width ear to ear: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
or geography Mexico
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Early Formative
Containers - Ceramics

Ex-collection of Alberto Ulrich; William O'Boyle, NY; G.A.H. Buisman Jzn


Elizabeth P. Benson, Peter David Joralemon, and Justin Kerr, Pre-Columbian Art from Mesoamerica and Ecuador: Selections from Distinguished Private Collections, exh. cat. (Coral Gables, Fla: The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1980), 13, no. 3, ill.

Pre-Columbian Art from Mesoamerica :The Hurlbutt Gallery, exh. cat. (Greenwich, Conn: Friends of the Greenwich Library, April 23–June 20, 1981), fig. 7.

Christie’s New York, New York, Fine Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (November 21, 2006), 8–9, sale no. 1775, lot 12, ill.

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