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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Standing Bird-headed warrior (with alternate human head)

A.D. 150–400

Ceramic with: traces of Chapopote paint

23.3 × 11.5 cm (9 3/16 × 4 1/2 in.)
Head only: 8.89 × 8.89 × 2.54 cm (3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 1 in.)
B Bird head: 11.43 × 6.99 × 9.53 cm (4 1/2 × 2 3/4 × 3 3/4 in.)
C Body: 17.78 × 8.89 × 11.43 cm (7 × 3 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1959.55.14a-c
Geography: 
Geography Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Central Veracruz
Period: 
Early Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1959 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), 22–23, 66, 230, no. 99, color pls. 22, 23, fig. 51.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 315, ill.

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