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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Figurine head fragment

900–400 B.C.

Ceramic

6.5 × 3.8 × 3.4 cm (2 9/16 × 1 1/2 × 1 5/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1960.44.6
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Olmec, Gulf Coast
Period: 
Middle Formative Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1960 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 61, 223, no. 88, fig. 41.

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