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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Bird head

A.D. 900–1521

Dark green and brownish jasper

1.9 × 1.85 × 0.54 cm (3/4 × 3/4 × 3/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.61a
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, possibly Aztec
Period: 
Early Postclassic Period to Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn. (Olsen #224a); 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), 51, no. 55.

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.