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Pendant

Artist/Maker: Aztec (Central Valley, Mexico)

Date: ca. 300 BCE-300 CE
Medium: greenstone
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 3/8 in. (3.8 x 5.4 x 1 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of The Institute of Maya Studies
Terms
Object number: 80.0061
DescriptionStone pendants from the Mezcala River region in the modern state of Guerrero are much less common than the iconic temple models found in Aztec offerings. The importance of this piece lies in the beauty of the stonework. Its simplicity of shape, coupled with the expertly polished surface, turned abundant river stone into portable luxury objects. Given the highly abstract nature of Mezcala art, this pendant may represent a radically schematized human face.
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