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Human effigy mask with open mouth. Suspension holes are drilled through the mask, one on each side of the forehead and one on each side below the ear. The eye orbits originally were inlaid with shell and/or stone to represent the pupils and whites of the eyes, the orbits now containing only...

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Provenance

With Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1926; to MFA, February 1926, gift of Denman Waldo Ross.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Teotihuacán, Central Highlands, Mexico

Dimensions

23.5 x 21.3 x 10.4 cm (9 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.20

Medium or Technique

Serpentenite with traces of resin/glue

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Masks