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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Pendant in the Shape of a Fish

500–1 B.C.

Spondylus, mother-of-pearl, and greenstone

11.07 × 14.12 × 0.79 cm (4 3/8 × 5 9/16 × 5/16 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil 1974
2017.14.44
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Maya or Izapa
Period: 
Middle Formative to Late Formative Period
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Acquired from a Private Collector in the 1990s
Ex-Collection Samuel Dubiner, Toronto and Tel Aviv.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

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.