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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Pendant in the Shape of an Acrobat

A.D. 250–600

Jadeite

7.3 × 4.45 × 0.95 cm (2 7/8 × 1 3/4 × 3/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2018.12.12
Geography: 
Guatemala
Culture: 
Guatemala, Maya
Period: 
Early Classic
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Acquired from Throckmorton Fine Art, NYC 10/17/14
Ex-collection, Sotheby's NYC 5/14/91, lot 78, Private Collector
Harmer Rooke Galleries, NYC, October 9-1984-January 5, 1985, figure 206
Ptere G. Wray, Scottsdale, AZ (#1122-W), acquired on 1/17/78,
Cedric Marks, NYC active in the 1960s

Bibliography: 

John Bigelow Taylor, Fine Pre-Columbian Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Wray, exh. cat. (New York: Harmer Rooke Galleries, October 4, 1984–January 5, 1985), 34, no. 206.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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