Snake figure

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Culture/People
possibly Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Collector
Dr. Richard Ceough (Albert J.C. Kretzmann), Non-Indian, 1898-1947
Previous owner
Hispanic Society of America
Donor
Hispanic Society of America
Object Name
Snake figure
Media/Materials
Pottery, paint
Techniques
Modeled, painted, incised
Dimensions
24 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Chinkultic; La Trinitaria Municipality, Fronteriza Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created
AD 250–950 (Classic period)
Collection History
Collected or purchased from local residents between 1944 and 1947 by amateur archaeologist Dr. Robert Ceough (1898-1947, born Albert J.C. Kretzmann, a professor of public speaking and theatre at the City College of New York); possibly bequeathed to the Hispanic American Society in New York City; donated to MAI in 1966 by the Hispanic American Society.
Catalog Number
23/6516
Barcode
236516.000
See related items
Maya (archaeological culture)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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