Mar 11, 2011
Mar 11, 2011

Mask

Mask

1–550

Stone

Overall: 13.4 x 12.8 x 6.7 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1950.409

Did you know?

These stone masks have been found near temples, but not in homes or burials.

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: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Stone
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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