Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Funerary Mask front and back

A.D. 900–1100

Silver, copper and gold

headdress H 6 in irreg, L 10 7/8 in, 27 x 14.8 cm mask H 7 1/2 in, L 10 3/4 in, 36.5 x 19 cm
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
Central Andes, Lambayeque Culture
Late Intermediate Period
Not on view

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 Lapiner, Pre-Columbian Art of South America (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1976), 273.

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