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Rectangular stamp with carved design motifs that include two profile saurian heads surmounted by a decorative band of alternating stylized butterflies (?) and step-scrolls.

Provenance

Mrs. John H. Thorndike by 1899; to MFA, 1899, bequest of Mrs. John H. Thorndike.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. John H. Thorndike

Aztec (Mexica), Late Post-classic, A.D. 1450–1521

Object Place

Central Highlands, México

Dimensions

3.8 x 6.5 x 3.2 cm (1 1/2 x 2 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.658

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware