Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Hacha with a Parrot-Head Helmet

A.D. 600–900

Basalt

19 × 15.4 × 6.5 cm (7 1/2 × 6 1/16 × 2 9/16 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2015.2.1
Culture: 
Mexico, Veracruz
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Acquired from European Private Collector in early 1980s
Ex-collection European Private Collector

Bibliography: 

Samuel Y Edgerton, The Art of Mesoamerica Before Columbus: Gallery Guide, exh. cat. (Williamstown, Mass.: Williams College Museum of Art, 1993), no. 95.

Rubén Morante López, A Guided Tour: Xalapa Museum of Anthropology, exh. cat. (Xalapa, Veraxruz Mexico: Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, 2004), 130–31, no. 58.

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

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.