Pair of Ear Ornaments

c. 1200–1519
Location: not on view
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These obsidian ear ornaments look black but have a golden sheen.


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.
Pair of Ear Ornaments

Pair of Ear Ornaments

c. 1200–1519

Mexico, Guerrero, Ichcatiopan, Mixtec or Aztec

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