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Feather and mirror element

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Fragment from a figural incensario. The fragment is composed of three elements: a knotted cord or cloth, a framed mirror, and a feather. The fragment may have been held in the figure's hand or embellished his headdress.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Teotihuacan, Classic period, A.D. 1–550

Object Place

Teotihuacán area, Central Highlands, México

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 6.3 x 2.4 cm (4 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.823

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white stucco

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