Carved Tube

Carved Tube

c. 1200–1519


Diameter: 2.6 cm (1 in.); Overall: 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)

Gift of John Wise 1949.196


Carved in spiral registers, the ornamentation on this bone tube resembles Mixtec painting, both in codices (screenfold books) and architectural murals.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of John Wise

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