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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Owl head fragment

A.D. 600–1200

Ceramic

7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.33a
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, Tabasco or Campeche, possibly Jaina, Maya
Period: 
Late Classic Period to Early Postclassic Period(?)
Classification: 
Sculpture
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), 77–78, 246, no. 124, fig. 69.

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