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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,Ocon.11

  • Description

    Stone head and neck of figure, incised decoration on front of neck.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5.4 centimetres
    • Width: 3.4 centimetres
    • Depth: 4 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1873

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from duplicates July 2013. Collected at Palenque by J. Smythe O'Conner in 1851. Presented to the British Museum by A. W. Franks in 1873.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,Ocon.11

Stone head and neck of figure, incised decoration on front of neck.

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