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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Miniature Mask

1200–400 B.C.

Stone

9.53 × 8.26 × 6.35 cm (3 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 2 1/2 in.)
Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, B.A. 1962
2019.10.1
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico, Gulf Coast, Olmec
Period: 
Early to Middle Formative
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Ex-Collection of Pierre Matisse

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art; Including Property from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, sale cat. (May 13, 2011), 60, lot 171, passed, withdrawn or unsold on auction date, ill.

Sotheby’s France, Paris, Le Soleil de Nuit : Trésors Précolombiens d‘une Grande Collection Française, sale cat. (October 30, 2019), 66–69, lot 23.

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.