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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Animal head figurine fragment

A.D. 900–1521

Ceramic

8.6 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm (3 3/8 × 1 9/16 × 1 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.63m
Geography: 
Geography Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Southern Veracruz or Tabasco
Period: 
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), 80, no. 128.

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.