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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Maker: Unknown

Celt with Incised Design

900–400 B.C.

Greenstone with red pigment

28.575 × 8.573 cm (11 1/4 × 3 3/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2010.228.5
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Middle Formative Period
Classification: 
Ritual Objects
Provenance: 

Ex Collection:
Fritts Seiss, Leverkusen, Germany in 1960; Ulrich Hoffman, Stuttgard, Germany in 1994; Herta Dybwad, Stuttgard, 1994; Ragna Dybwad, Norwegen 2002 by descent, Ulrigc Hoffmann, Stuttgart
Acquired from Arte Primitivo, New York, 6/6/06, Lot 9.

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.