Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011

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

Location

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

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.