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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Trophy head jar

A.D. 100–300

Ceramic with pigment

14.1 × 10.7 × 13.5 × 9.6 × 0.45 cm (5 9/16 × 4 3/16 × 5 5/16 × 3 3/4 × 3/16 in.)
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
Central Andes, Peru
Central Andes, Nasca 5 transitional
Early Intermediate Period
Containers - Ceramics

Deposited by George Hewitt Myers at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1939, upon death of George Hewitt Myers, all tangible property was passed on to his wife, Louise Chase Myers, and upon her death, all tangible property was passed to her and George Hewitt Myers’ grandchildren.


Alan R. Sawyer, The Nathan Cummings Collection of Ancient Peruvian Art (formerly Wassermann-San Blás collection) Handbook (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1954), 328 Wasserman, no. 554.

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