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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Stylized Head

before 400 B.C.

Jadeite

7.4 × 7.6 × 5 cm (2 15/16 × 3 × 1 15/16 in.)
Gift of Luke William Finlay
1984.112
Geography: 
Nicaragua
Culture: 
Nicaragua, Ometepe Island
Period: 
Preclassic Period(?)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Found on Ometepe Island (on Lake Nicaragua) in 1930 or 1931, TR note states it was found in 1932, but letter (in donor file) from donor says 1930 or 31.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1984,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 39, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 82.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 60, no. 84.

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.