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Eagle Ornament

c. 1200–1519
Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.); Overall: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)
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An additional ornament probably once dangled from the eagle's beak. Similar jewelry has been found in high status Mixtec tombs at Zaachila and at Monte Albán, a Zapotec site controlled by the Mixtec after about AD 750.
Eagle Ornament

Eagle Ornament

c. 1200–1519

Mexican, Oaxaca, Mixtec style

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