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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Animal head bead

A.D. 900–1521

Ceramic

3/4 × 1/2 in. (1.9 × 1.2 cm)
Gift of Mr and Mrs Fred Olsen
1961.43.4gg
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico, probably Guerrero, San Jerónimo de Juárez
Period: 
Early to Late Postclassic 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), 58, 100, no. 75, 206.

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.