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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Teotihuacán
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Teotihuacan
Title: Mask
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 100
Creation End Date: 750
Creation Date: 100-750
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Stone
Dimensions: Overall: 13.4cm x 12.8cm x 6.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1950.409
Credit Line: The Norweb Collection
Style or Period: Mexico, Teotihuacan
Context: Teotihuacan stone masks were made in a variety of sizes and many types of stone. All share a standardized shape and serene expression. Frequently heavy, and never pierced at the eyes, nose, or mouth, the masks were not worn by living persons. Instead, they were probably attached to mortuary bundles, or cult figures made of perishable materials. In either case, they probably served as the focus of ancestor worship.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1950.409
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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