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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Eccentric Flint

A.D. 600–900

Chipped flint

2.2 × 7.4 × 29.85 cm (7/8 × 2 15/16 × 11 3/4 in.)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation
1958.15.18.h
Geography: 
Belize
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Belize, Maya
Period: 
Early Classic Period to Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Harry F. Shafer and Thomas R. Hester, Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America: An Encyclopedia, eds. Susan T. Evans and Daniel L. Webster (New York: Garland Publishing, 2001), 135–137.

David M. Pendergast, Excavations at Altun Ha, Belize, 1964–70 (Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1982).

William R. Coe, Piedras Negras Archaeology: Artifacts, Caches, and Burials (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1959).

Edwin Shook and Alfred V. Kidder, Mound E-III-3, Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala (Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1952).

Edward H. Thompson, “The High Priest’s Grave, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico,” Anthropological Series, Field Museum of Natural History 27, no. 412 (1938).

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 132, 279, no. 289, fig. 131.

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.