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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Teotihuacán
Creator Name-CRT: Central Mexico, Teotihuacán style (1-750)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 150
Creation End Date: 200
Creation Date: c. 150-200
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: jadeite-albitite (?)
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1990.263.1.a
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener
Provenance: (Valetta Swan); James and Florence Gruener, Cleveland, 1965
Style or Period: Teotihuacán style (AD1-750)
Near Teotihuacán's largest palace is a small temple gorgeously ornamented with green-feathered serpents, symbols of the earth's fertility. Beneath the temple lie at least 120 human sacrifices, most men, many warriors, and some wearing greenstone ornaments like these, perhaps a set. The sacrifices, apparently laid out to mark the cardinal directions, may have consecrated the temple or a ruler's tomb, or both.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1990.263.1.a
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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