Offering Group: Plaque with Frontal and Profile Faces

Offering Group: Plaque with Frontal and Profile Faces


Jadeite with albitite

Overall: 7.9 x 6.3 x 0.7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.213


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The red pigment may be cinnabar, the same mineral used to color Chinese lacquerware.


This greenstone plaque is said to have been found inside a translucent stone vessel, together with two shells (1990.252.1–3). A similar offering was found in a pyramid ornamented with feathered serpents at Xochicalco, a site south of the Valley of Mexico.

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