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Artist: Unknown

Wing Oyster Pendant

900–400 B.C.

Jadeite

3.18 × 14.29 × 78 cm (1 1/4 × 5 5/8 × 30 11/16 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2015.1.8
Geography: 
Guatemala
or Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Olmec
Period: 
Middle Formative Period
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Acquired in the early 2000s
Ex-collection Samuel Dubiner, Tel Aviv

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Sotheby’s France, Paris, Le Soleil de Nuit : Trésors Précolombiens d‘une Grande Collection Française, sale cat. (October 30, 2019), 18, lot 1, ill.

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.