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Figurine Head Fragment

1–550 CE
Overall: 6.2 x 6.7 x 2.2 cm (2 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 7/8 in.)
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Showy rows of sculpted feathers may represent those of the shimmering green quetzal bird.


The use of press molds at Teotihuacan permitted mass production of elaborately costumed human figurines. Lavishly ornamented headdresses are also worn by figures depicted on Teotihuacan's fresco-painted walls.
Figurine Head Fragment

Figurine Head Fragment

1–550 CE

Central Mexico, Teotihuacán style, Classic period

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