Ceremonial Blades

A work made of red obsidian.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of red obsidian.

Date:

c. A.D. 100

Artist:

Colima or Jalisco
Colima or Jalisco, Mexico

About this artwork

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Culture

Colima

Title

Ceremonial Blades

Origin

Mexico, western

Date

1 AD–200 AD

Medium

Red obsidian

Dimensions

Each appro×. l. 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Credit Line

Joanne M. and Clarence E. Spanjer Fund; restricted gifts of Stuart Handler; Curator’s Discretionary Fund through restricted gift of The Donnelley Foundation; Alsdorf Foundation Fund; O. Renard Goltra Endowment; Curator’s Discretionary Fund; Curator’s Discretionary Fund through restricted gift of Herbert Molner; Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ross Endowment; Curator’s Discretionary Fund through restricted gift of H. George Mann; Arnold H. Crane, David Soltker, and Irving Dobkin endowments; African and Amerindian Art Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2005.157.1-16

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