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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Head representing Xipe Totec

1000–1521

Ceramic

5 1/4 × 5 1/16 × 3 11/16 in. (13.3 × 12.8 × 9.4 cm)
Gift of Mr and Mrs Fred Olsen
1961.43.6a-b
Geography: 
Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Veracruz, possibly Zempoala
Period: 
Early Postclassic Period to Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1961 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), 81, 243, no. 131, fig. 65.

“New Acquisitions Issue,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 24, no. 1 (April 1958): 13,14, fig. 3.

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