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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Ceremonial Blade

100 B.C.–A.D. 250

Knapped mahogany obsidian

4.1 × 1.2 × 30.2 cm (1 5/8 × 1/2 × 11 7/8 in.)
Gift of Peter David Joralemon, B.A. 1969, M.Phil. 1974
2020.27.29
Geography: 
Colima, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Colima
Period: 
Protoclassic Period
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Ex-Collection, Meza family collection, acquired in the 1960s, Fernandez Family Collection: by descent from his grandfather, Dr. R. Fernandez MD, Spanish citizen, who was a gastroenterologist and his wife (also an MD), 1940s

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