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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Mask

A.D. 300–500

Albite/pyroxine/mica

13.97 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1960.44.4
Geography: 
Guerrero, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Mezcala, Guerrero
Period: 
Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Found near Tejupilco, State of Mexico. Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1967 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Richard Brettell, “Mezcala Stone Sculpture in the Olsen Collection,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 18–19, fig. 6.

Professor George A. Kubler, The Art and Architecture of Ancient America, 2nd ed. (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1975), pl. 76c.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 88, 257, no. 157, fig. 94.

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