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Fragment of a Head

700-800
7 13/16 x 3 7/8 x 4 in. (19.8 x 9.9 x 10.2 cm)

Unknown, Maya
Mexican

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Stucco, pigment
Credit Line: Gift of Isabel C. Herdle in memory of Gertrude Herdle Moore
Accession Number: 1993.20
Location: Currently on view
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Palenque was a medium-sized Maya city that focused much of its artistic output on impressive temples and pyramids adorned with stucco sculptures. This fragment of a head, which shows traces of reddish pigment, was likely once a part of the city’s architectural adornment.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York; purchased from them by Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson, Rochester, NY; their gift to Gertrude Herdle Moore and Isabel Herdle, Rochester, NY; Isabel Herdle's gift to the Gallery in 1993

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