• Culture/People:

    probably Classic period Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:


  • Date created:

    AD 500-700

  • Place:

    Campeche State; Mexico

  • Media/Materials:

    Olivella shell/shells, pigment/pigments

  • Techniques:

    Carved, drilled

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been collected by Gisele Charat (1912-1985) at an unknown date; sold to Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler at an unknown date (Arthur Sackler, 1913-1987, was a New York City physician, philanthropist, and art collector); donated to MAI by Dr. and Mrs. Sackler in 1965.

  • Dimensions:

    6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm

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