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Maskette pendant of greenish blue glass, back of head is flat and pierced at the top to be worn as a pendant. Said to be carved from a telegraph glass insulator. The style of the maskette carefully follows that of human figural representations typic of Teotihuacan culture (AD 200-500), located...

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Provenance

Acquired in Mexico by F. W. Kaldenberg by October 1912; to MFA, October 1912, gift of F. W. Kaldenberg.

Credit Line

Gift of F. W. Kaldenberg

Mexico, modern period, 1850–1910

Object Place

Mexico

Dimensions

5.5 x 5.3 cm (2 3/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1007

Medium or Technique

Glass (telegraph insulator glass)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants