Mask

Mask

1-550

Ceramic, slip

Overall: 11 x 18.1 x 5.7 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Gift of Edward B. Greene 1921.1701

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: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic, slip

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