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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Funeral with Cheek Piercing Ceremony and Musicians

100 B.C.–A.D. 250

Ceramic

9.6 × 18.2 cm (3 3/4 × 7 3/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1959.55.16
Geography: 
Mexico
Culture: 
West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlán del Río Style
Period: 
Protoclassic 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: 

Hasso Von Winning and Olga Hammer, Ancecdotal Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, 1972), 85, no. 142, ill.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 189–90, 356, no. 419, fig. 239.

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