Carved bone Awl with the head of a deity Artist: Unknown

A.D. 600–800

Art of the Ancient Americas

Not on view

Bone (probably jaguar ulna) with traces of cinnabar


6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Seymour Meyer in honor of Professor Michael Coe, HON. 1968

Accession Number



Late Classic Period


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Probably purchased in Quiche area. On loan from Carol Meyer to Michael Coe for many years
  • "Acquisitions 2002," in "The Original Work of Art: What It Has to Teach," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003), 131
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Object/Work type

awls, utilitarian objects

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