Pendant Plaque

Pendant Plaque

c. 700-1000

Greenstone

Overall: 9.5 x 6.7 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1948.357

Description

Xochipala jade carvings are typically composed almost entirely of curved lines. These were executed with hollow circular drills (perhaps made of bird bone or bamboo) of different diameters. The result is an animated figure that appears to be dancing.

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

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