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Art of the Ancient Americas
Carver: Unknown

Ornament in the Shape of a Head

200 B.C.–A.D. 200

Jade

4.4 × 4.9 × 2.5 cm (1 3/4 × 1 15/16 × 1 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903 Fund
1973.88.35ee
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Gulf Coast
Period: 
Late Formative to Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 78.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 63–64, no. 92.

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.