Greenstone Mask, Teotihuacan

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 13 February 2015

One of many surviving examples of Teotihuacan masks. This example was taken to Tenochtitlan by the Aztecs and buried within the Templo Mayor. They were originally used for statues and mummy bundles. Greenstone, shell, and onyx, 350-600 CE. (National Anthropological Museum, Mexico City)

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