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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Aztec
Creator Name-CRT: Central Mexico, Aztec, 13th-16th Century
Title: Goddess Plaque
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1519
Creation Date: c. 1200-1519
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Jade
Materials and Techniques: Jadeite
Dimensions: Overall: 7cm x 3.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1949.199
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: Brummer Collection
This pendant portrays Chalchiutlicue (Jade Skirt), a young goddess of water. Identifying insignia are her headband and the large tassels to either side of her face. She wears a huipil (long blouse) and skirt, and is posed kneeling, with her hands placed modestly in her lap. The green jade of which the pendant is carved symbolizes Chalchiutlicue's preciousness.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1949.199
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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