Teotihuacan and West Mexico
Middle Classic period, 300 - 550 A.D.
stone with inlaid work of
turquoise, amazonite, obsidian and mussel shells; string of 55 pearls with pendant
21,6 x 20,7 x 7,9 cm
Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico-City
The mask was found on the Pacific coast of West Mexico, where it may have arrived via trade or war. Originally it was completely covered with turquoise. The forehead bears the glyph for "flowing water".
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Touring exhibition, started in 2009. Extensive photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 1 July - 10 October 2010.