Mask

Mask

1-550

Greenstone

Overall: 19 x 23.2 x 9.8 cm (7 1/2 x 9 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1942.1094

Description

Many Teotihuacán masks were once tied to something via holes on the back--perhaps a body-shaped form dressed in garments, ornaments, and a headdress that identified the figure. The stone masks’ eyes and mouths once held inlays representing irises, pupils, and teeth.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Stone
Medium: 
Greenstone

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