Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011

Pendant Plaque

Pendant Plaque

c. 700–1000


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

John L. Severance Fund 1948.357



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
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 

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