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Human maskette effigy

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Mottled greenstone carved in the form of a human face. Small holes drilled through the edge of the maskette above each ear flange allow for suspension as a pectoral or type of body adornment. The accentuated eyes and hooked nose are not typical of masks made in the vicinity of Teotihuacán,...

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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

Veracruz or Puebla, Classic period, A.D. 400–700

Object Place

Veracruz or Puebla, México

Dimensions

11.2 x 9.6 x 5 cm (4 7/16 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.813

Medium or Technique

Greenstone

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Masks