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Horizontal pendant of yellowish-beige stone with single tubular suspension tab at its top. Form is unadorned and tapers slightly at both ends.

Provenance

Collected between 1974 and 1981 by John Fulling, Art Collectors of November, Inc., Florida (and known as the "November Collection"); to Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1987; to MFA, December 1988, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Olmec, Middle Formative period, 900–600 B.C.

Object Place

Guerrero (?), Mexico

Dimensions

3.7 x 1.5 x 15.2 cm (1 7/16 x 9/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1988.1193

Medium or Technique

Steatite or pyroxine family ("agate") with red inclusions

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants