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Pair of Ear Ornaments

Pair of Ear Ornaments

c. 1200-1519

Obsidian, crystal

Overall: 2.5 x 2.2 cm (1 x 7/8 in.)

Gift of James C. Gruener in memory of his wife, Florence Crowell Gruener 1983.191

Fun Fact

These obsidian ear ornaments look black but have a golden sheen.

Description

This set of ear ornaments, each with a rock crystal insert, is said to have been found with a pendant made of jade and gold (1983.190). They may come from a buried offering or the tomb of an Aztec noble.

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