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Loan Object
Artist: Unknown

Olmec Head

1150 B.C.–550 B.C.

Ceramic with pigment

4 3/4 × 2 15/16 × 2 1/4 in. (12.1 × 7.4 × 5.8 cm)
plexi mount: 1 5/16 × 2 9/16 × 2 1/2 in. (3.3 × 6.5 × 6.4 cm)
Private collection
ILE2020.5.1
Culture: 
Guatemala or Mexico, Olmec, Las Bocas area
Period: 
Classic
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Harmer Rooke Galleries, NYC, September 13, 1989, Auction 33,
Fine Pre-Columbian, Tribal Art and Classical Antiquities, Arte Primitivo, 12/2/19 Lot 5, December 2, 2019; Private Collection of a Florida Physician,

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