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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Metate in the Form of a Jaguar

A.D. 800–1521

Basalt

17.9 × 62.3 cm (7 1/16 × 24 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.60
Geography: 
Made in Costa Rica
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Costa Rica, Guapiles
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 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), 194, 368, no. 428, fig. 253.

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.