Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec, 6th-8th Century / Pendant Plaque / c. 500-700Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec, 6th-8th Century
Pendant Plaque
c. 500-700

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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Zapotec
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec, 6th-8th Century
Title: Pendant Plaque
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 700
Creation Date: c. 500-700
Creation Place: Oaxaca, Mexico
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Jade
Materials and Techniques: Jade
Dimensions: Overall: 15.1cm x 7.3cm x 0.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1948.358
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: Brummer Collection
Context: This exceptionally large and elaborate plaque depicts a human being costumed as a jaguar, with claws on hands and feet, and a jaguar-head helmet. At the Zapotec capital, Monte Albán, dignitaries in feline garb are portrayed in several relief sculptures. A pendant similar to this one was found in an architectural dedicatory offering deposit at Monte Albán.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1948.358
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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