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Coiled Serpent

Date:
15th–16th century
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica
Culture:
Aztec
Medium:
Stone, pigment
Dimensions:
H.14 x W. 12 1/4 x D. 12 3/8 in. (35.6 x 31.1 x 31.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.477
Not on view
[Stendahl Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, until 1957]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1957, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1957–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 610.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 205 bottom.

Nicholson, H. B. Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1983, pp. 129–144.

Pasztory, Esther. Aztec Art. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1983, p. 234, pl. 217.



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