Accession Number: 2009.26
Purchased in 1983 by Mr and Mrs. Lawrence S. Pollock, Jr., from Peter Wray, Scottsdale, Arizona; bequeathed by Mrs. Pollock to Dallas Museum of Art (accession date: October 7, 2009)
Provenance is established to 1983. The flint has been exhibited at the DMA since April 2009, shortly after its bequest to the Museum. This flint was reputedly found at the same site as another eccentric flint, the latter shaped as a crocodile canoe with passengers, which was acquired in 1983 by The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc. for the DMA. Both flints were acquired from the collection of Peter Wray and are on display at the DMA. They were reputedly associated as early as the 1970s with the collection of Sr. Castillo of Guatemala, and Spencer Throckmorton, New York, reputedly sold the flints to Peter Wray in 1979. This flint is stylistically different from the McDermott flint, and the stone differs in appearance between the two. The two examples are aesthetically complementary, and if, indeed, they were part of the same cache originally, they are reunited in the DMA’s galleries.
EXHIBITION HISTORY: DMA, April 2009 through the present.