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Sun God head
Sun God head
Date:
AD 250–550
Location:
Not on display
Media:
Stone - Jade
Dimensions:
14.6 x 19.7 x 4.8 cm (5 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)
Object Type:
Continent:
Mesoamerica
Culture/People:
Early Classic Maya
Provenance:

Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York

Accession Number:
2006.139.3
Acquisition Date:
2006-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of Gail and Alec Merriam in honor of Barbara Boucke

Carved from one piece of jade in the likeness of Sun God (Kinich Ahau) and/or principal bird deity as mentioned in the Popol Vuh (sacred Maya text)

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

No contemporaneous works available.