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Maker: Unknown

Wing Oyster Pendant with Incised Bird Head

900–400 B.C.

Jadeite with cinnabar

3.175 × 12.065 cm (1 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2010.228.7
Geography: 
Guatemala
or geography Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Middle Formative Period
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Ex collection: Samuel Dubiner, Tel Aviv.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

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.