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Mask

Object Number:60-14-71
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Veracruz (Mexico)
Cerro de las Mesas
Culture Area: Central America
Period: Classic (uncertain)
Postclassic (uncertain)
Section:American
Materials:Clay
Pigment
Height: 11.8 cm
Width: 10.8 cm
Thickness: 1 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1960

Description

Gritty paste. Painted red on exterior surface only. Mold made with concave back, most edges are fragmentary, missing a corner of forehead. Human face triangular shape. Two holes present; one at corner of forehead, one in center. Features are modeled, depicted in detail, and in relief. Protruding lids on eyes, eyeballs represented by perforations. Mouth, open, teeth showing, also has long slit-like hole below teeth.

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