Installation of Stone Idol for Exhibit

ID: SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2798]

Creator: United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory

Form/Genre: Glass negatives

Date: 1880

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 012, Image No. MNH-2798

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Summary

Installation of stone idol from the island of Pensacola near the base of the Mombacho volcano in Nicaragua for exhibition in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building. The stone was found by Ephraim G. Squier who was exploring the islands near Nicaragua and shipped five of these monumental stones to the Smithsonian in 1850.

Subject

  • Squier, E. G (Ephraim George) 1821-1888
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)

Notes

  • Also known as 2798.
  • See also Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder 13.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 012, Image No. MNH-2798

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1880
  • 1880s

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Antiquities

Place

  • Central America
  • Nicaragua

Form/Genre

Glass negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2798]

Physical description

10 x 8;

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