Deity Plaque

Deity Plaque

c. 300-600

Jade

Overall: 9 x 7.4 cm (3 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1951.159

Location

Fun Fact

In ancient Mesoamerica, jade was more valuable than gold.

Description

Depicted as an elderly man with a conch shell on his back, this plaque probably portrays God N, the deity who supports the sky.

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

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