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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Mask

A.D. 200–900

Ceramic

17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation
1958.15.12
Geography: 
Guatemala
or Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, possibly Campeche, Jaina Island, Maya
Period: 
Early Classic to Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Alfred Stendahl Gallery, Los Angeles, March 1, 1957; 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), 133–34, 291, no. 296, fig. 146.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992).

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.