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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Ear Ornament

900–1 B.C.

Jadeite or serpentine

3/8 × 1 11/16 in. (0.9 × 4.3 cm)
Gift of Mr and Mrs Fred Olsen
1961.43.4hh
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, possibly Guerrero
Period: 
Middle Formative Period to Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Jewelry
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), 100, 319, no. 207, 295, fig. 180.

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.