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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Guatemalan
Creator Name-CRT: Guatemala, Quirigua, Maya style (250-900)
Title: Eccentric Flint
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: 600-900
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Stone
Materials and Techniques: chipped flint
Dimensions: Overall: 34.6cm x 19.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1950.161
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: Perkins; Brummer; Simkhovitch
Eccentric flints are so-called for their unusual shapes, among them intricately silhouetted figures like this one. At the forehead of the main profile face is a smoking torch, the insignia of a deity (known today as God K) closely linked to rulers. Smaller faces appear on three protrusions. Some flints perhaps served as scepters; they also were buried as offerings beneath buildings and sculptures.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1950.161
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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