Sculpture in the form of a human head

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Culture/People
probably Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Previous owner
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Seller
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938
Presenter/funding source
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928
Object Name
Sculpture in the form of a human head
Media/Materials
Limestone, plaster, paint
Techniques
Modeled, painted
Dimensions
25 x 26 x 28 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
House of the Governor (Governor's Palace); Uxmal; Santa Elena Municipality, Sur Poniente Region; Yucatán State; Mexico
Date created
AD 250–1100 (Classic period)
Collection History
Excavated at an unknown date by amateur archaeologist Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann (1867-1938, a physician stationed in Central America); purchased by MAI from Thomas Gann in 1917 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
Catalog Number
8/1972
Barcode
081972.000
See related items
Maya (archaeological culture)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Mesoamerica & Circum Caribbean
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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