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Art of the Ancient Americas
Carver: Unknown

Head of serpent

1300–1521

Dark green jade

0.8 × 2.25 × 0.93 cm (5/16 × 7/8 × 3/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.61b
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, possibly Aztec
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Olsen 224b

Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 52, 221, no. 60, fig. 40.

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