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Coiled Serpent

15th–16th century
Mexico, Mesoamerica
Stone, pigment
H.14 x W. 12 1/4 x D. 12 3/8 in. (35.6 x 31.1 x 31.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
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

Museum of Primitive Art. Sculpture from Mexico Selected from the Collection of the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, 1964, pl. 27.

Museum of Primitive Art. Masterpieces in the Museum of Primtive Art: Africa, Oceania, North America, Mexico, Central to South America, Peru. Handbook series. New York, NY: Museum of Primitive Art, 1965, pl. 105.

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

The American Federation of Arts. Primitive Art Masterworks: an exhibition jointly organized by the Museum of Primitive Art and the American Federation of Arts, New York. New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1974, no. 18.

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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