Pendiente de hueso en forma de reptil


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.


  • 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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