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Pair of Eagle Ear Ornaments

15th–16th century
Mexico, Mesoamerica
Aztec or Mixtec
H. 2 3/8 x W. 1 3/16 in. (6 x 2.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1967
Accession Number:
1978.412.200a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
[Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, until 1967]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1967–1978

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. 453.

Jones, Julie, and Heidi King. "Gold of the Americas." The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art vol. 59, no. 4 (Spring 2002), p. 55.

Breuer, David. Azteken. Berlin: DuMont Buchverlag GmbH & Co. KG, 2003, no. 180, p. 249.

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