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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Carved bone Awl with the head of a deity

A.D. 600–800

Bone (probably jaguar ulna) with traces of cinnabar

15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Seymour Meyer in honor of Professor Michael Coe, HON. 1968
2002.124.1
Geography: 
Made in Guatemala
or made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Guatemala or Mexico, Maya
Period: 
Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Probably purchased in Quiche area. On loan from Carol Meyer to Michael Coe for many years

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 131.

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