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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Incised celt

900–400 B.C.

Jadeite with albite and muscovite

11 × 5.1 cm (4 5/16 × 2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
Mexico, Olmec, Central Mexico or Gulf Coast
Middle Formative Period
Ritual Objects

Alfred Stendahl (1915–2010), Los Angeles, to 1958; Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1959 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Alana Cordy-Collins and Henry B. Nicholson, Pre-Columbian Art from the Land Collection, exh. cat. (San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences, 1979).

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 60, 224, no. 86, fig. 44.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.