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Art of the Ancient Americas
Carver: Unknown

Head of human with bird headdress

1200–1521

Dark green jade

1.5 × 0.9 × 1.2 cm (9/16 × 3/8 × 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.61c
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Maya
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Jewelry
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), 153, no. 336.

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