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Art of the Ancient Americas
Carver: Unknown

Plaque with probably Head of the Rain God (Tlaloc)

A.D. 900–1521

Jade

3.7 × 3.2 × 0.8 cm (1 7/16 × 1 1/4 × 5/16 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903 Fund
1973.88.35kk
Geography: 
Made in Oaxaca, Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Oaxaca, Mixtec, Monte Alban V
Period: 
Early to Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
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), 106, no. 232.

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.