Art of the Ancient Americas
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Maker: Unknown

Figure of a Human with Two Faces

900 B.C.–A.D. 1958

Brown ceramic

28.5 × 13.1 cm (11 1/4 × 5 3/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. Fred H. Olsen
1958.87.4
Culture: 
West Mexico, questionable authenticity
Period: 
Modern
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Olsen Collection

Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 59, 220, no. 83, fig. 35.

Michael D. Coe, The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership, exh. cat. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University, 1995), 51, fig. 3.

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