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: 1-550
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 11 x 18.1 x 5.7 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.)
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1921.1701
  • Medium: ceramic, slip
  • Department: Art of the Americas
  • Culture: Central Mexico, Teotihuacán, Classic Period
  • Credit Line: Gift of Edward B. Greene
  • Collection: AA - Mesoamerica
  • Accession Number: 1921.1701

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