Pendant Plaque

c. 700–1000
Overall: 9.5 x 6.7 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)
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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.
Pendant Plaque

Pendant Plaque

c. 700–1000

Central Mexico, Xochicalco Style, 8th-10th Century

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