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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Mask

A.D. 200–900

Ceramic

17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Gift of the Olsen Foundation
1958.15.12
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, possibly Campeche, Jaina Island, Maya
Period: 
Early Classic to Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Purchased from Alfred Stendahl gallery, Los Angeles California March 1, 1957

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.