This head fragment wears an elaborate headdress and large ear ornaments. The blue pigment found on the accessories is now called Maya Blue. This color is a unique combination of indigo and a special clay that was frequently used by the Maya in their art. [Gallery label text, 2009]
Paul Drey Gallery, New York; purchased from them by the Gallery in 1948
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Article Title: Noontime Art.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery, 1935-1995.
Volume Number: 32,
Issue Number: 7.
Issue Date: March 1967.
Article Scope: Reproduction only.
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester Handbook.
Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1961.
Article Scope: Mention.
Magnum Opus: The Story of the Memorial Art Gallery, 1913-1988.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 1988.
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