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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Ceremonial Blade

A.D. 300–900

Obsidian

22.9 × 5.85 cm (9 × 2 5/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.71
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, possibly Maya
Period: 
Early Classic Period to Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 125, 277, no. 271, fig. 127.

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