Many Teotihuacán masks were once tied to something via holes on the back--perhaps a body-shaped form dressed in garments, ornaments, and a headdress that identified the figure. The stone masks’ eyes and mouths once held inlays representing irises, pupils, and teeth.

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  • Title: Mask
  • Date Created: AD 1-550
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 19 x 23.2 x 9.8 cm (7 1/2 x 9 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Stone
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1942.1094
  • Medium: greenstone
  • Department: Art of the Americas
  • Culture: Central Mexico, Teotihuacán, Classic Period
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: AA - Mesoamerica
  • Accession Number: 1942.1094

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