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Pendiente de hueso en forma de reptil

unknown0300/0850

Museo Nacional de Antropología, México

Museo Nacional de Antropología, México
Mexico,D.F., Mexico

Unfortunately, the piece is incomplete as it does not have the head. It represents a crouching saurian, perhaps a lizard. Its extremities are bended and the extended tail shows the scales in relief. Along the abdomen, there are five glyphic sections with full bodies in pairs worked in fine relief; each of them represents mythical characters and animals. The arrangement of the figures is similar to stele from Quirigúa and Copán. The incisions have remains of a red pigment and the tail has two perforations. The piece was carved in a bone, probably from tapir, and comes from the state of Chiapas, somewhere in the Usumacinta basin.Dra. Federica Sodi MirandaColaboradores: Arqlgo. Hugo Herrera Torres Araceli Ruiz Peláez Mtro. Hugo García Capistran.

Details

  • Title: Pendiente de hueso en forma de reptil
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 0300/0850
  • Physical Location: México
  • Physical Dimensions: w44 x h142 x d20 cm (complete)
  • Period: Clásico
  • Desconocida: Maya
  • Type: Ornament
  • Rights: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia., INAH. Proyecto de Digitalización de las Colecciones Arqueológicas del Museo Nacional de Antropología. CONACULTA-CANON-MNA.
  • External Link: http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx
  • Medium: Hueso

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