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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Stamp with Stepped Fret and Shell Design

1250–1521

Ceramic

4.3 × 8.3 cm (1 11/16 × 3 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.86.3b
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mexico, Aztec, Mixtec, or Nahua
Period: 
Late Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 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), 114, 264, no. 248, fig. 107.

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