Armadillo figure

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Culture/People
possibly Pech (Paya) (archaeological) (attributed)
Seller
Susan Polk Jones (Susan Rayner Polk/Mrs. Joseph L. Jones), Non-Indian, 1842-1921
Previous owner
Susan Polk Jones (Susan Rayner Polk/Mrs. Joseph L. Jones), Non-Indian, 1842-1921
Dr. Joseph L. Jones, Non-Indian, 1833-1896
Previous seller
J. J. Martinez, Non-Indian
Collector
J. J. Martinez, Non-Indian
Object Name
Armadillo figure
Media/Materials
Basalt
Techniques
Carved
Dimensions
36 x 14.5 x 24.5 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Latitude 15, between Río Aguán and Río Coco (Río Segovia, Wanks River); Honduras
Date created
AD 500-1000
Collection History
Collected by Mr. J.J. Martinez from indigenous people in Honduras at an unknown date; purchased by Dr. Joseph L. Jones (1833-1896, New Orleans, Louisiana) from J.J. Martinez in 1884; purchased by George Heye from Dr. Jones's widow, Susan Polk Jones (1842-1921), in 1906.
Catalog Number
7274
Barcode
007274.000
See related items
Pech (Paya) (archaeological)
Pech (Paya)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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