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Art of the Ancient Americas
Carver: Unknown

Disk with Stylized Human Face, possibly a Flayed Skin

A.D. 800–1521

Jade- Smoothly polished dark green mottled stone

4.1 × 1 cm (1 5/8 × 3/8 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.35hh
Geography: 
Oaxaca, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Oaxaca, Mixtec, Monte Alban IV or V
Period: 
Late Classic to Late Postclassic 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), 107, no. 237.

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.