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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Zapotec
Creator Name-CRT: Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec
Title: Architectural Sculpture Fragment
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 1000
Creation Date: c. 700-1000
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: unfired clay, covered with painted stucco
Dimensions: Overall: 23cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1996.401
Credit Line: Gift of Brian and Florence Mahony
Style or Period: Mexico, Oaxaca, Zapotec
Context: This architectural sculpture fragment probably once formed part of a tomb façade; technically similar sculptures have been found at the Zapotec site Lambityeco. Ancestral tombs were usually located beneath the courtyard of the family home and were often reused for successive generations. This image of a man wearing a feline mask over the lower face may portray a lineage founder.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1996.401
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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