Pendant with Scribe Figure

Pendant with Scribe Figure

c. 700-1000

Jade

Overall: 7.3 x 4.5 x 0.5 cm (2 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1949.198

Location

Description

The seated figure's high status is indicated by an elaborate headdress and jewelry, including earplugs, a necklace, and bracelets. Iin his right hand is a brush, perhaps for painting a book or mural.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Mesoamerica
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Jade
Medium: 
Jade

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