Maskette

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Culture/People
probably Olmec (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Expedition
Marshall Saville Guatemala Expedition (1917-1920)
Expedition leader
Dr. Marshall H. Saville (Marshall Howard Saville/M.H. Saville/MHS), Non-Indian, 1867-1935
Expedition sponsor
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Maskette
Media/Materials
Greenstone
Techniques
Carved, drilled
Object Type
Masks and Masking
Place
Salamá; Salamá Municipality; Baja Verapaz Department, North Region; Guatemala
Date created
2000–850 BC (Middle Formative period)
Collection History
Collected or purchased from local residents during MAI's Marshall Saville Guatemala Expedition (1917-1920), which was led by MAI staff member Marshall H. Saville (1867-1935) and sponsored by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
9/8443
Barcode
098443.000
See related items
Olmec (archaeological culture)
Masks and Masking
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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