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Artist
Chimú
Title
Ceremonial "knife," a representation of a real implement used for sacrifice
Date
1100–1450 AD
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
Overall: 11 1/4 × 3 3/4 × 1 in. (28.6 × 9.6 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

Current Location
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
212M JONES GALLERIES
Accession Number
2010.1089
Classification
Metalwork
Provenance

Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (1913–2008), Houston, (blade) by at least July, 1969 [1], (deer finial) by at least January, 1970–2008 [2]; Estate of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., 2008–2010; given to MFAH, 2010. [1] Glassell Album #4, precedes object in slide dated "JUL 69." [2] Glassell Album #6, precedes object in slide dated "JAN 70."