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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Shell fragment with Mayan glyphs

A.D. 600–900

Shell

4.1 × 2 cm (1 5/8 × 13/16 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1973.88.34j
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexico or Guatemala, Maya, Chiapas or El Peten
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Inscriptions
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1973 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 78.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 142–43, 304, no. 311, fig. 159.

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