Mexican, Oaxaca, Mixtec style / Eagle Ornament / c. 1200-1519Mexican, Oaxaca, Mixtec style
Eagle Ornament
c. 1200-1519

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Mixtec
Creator Name-CRT: Mexican, Oaxaca, Mixtec style
Title: Eagle Ornament
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1519
Creation Date: c. 1200-1519
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: Diameter: 2.2cm, Overall: 0.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1947.290
Credit Line: James Albert Ford Memorial Fund
Style or Period: Mexican, Oaxaca, Mixtec style

An additional ornament probably once dangled from the eagle's beak. Similar jewelry has been found in high status Mixtec tombs at Zaachila and at Monte Albán, a Zapotec site controlled by the Mixtec after about AD 750.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1947.290
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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