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Engraved jade gorget / Mesoamerican

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Engraved jade gorget.

Gorgets are thought to be insignia of office or status. Those with double or more holes may have been attached to clothing, or suspended from the neck as a necklace and worn as personal adornment.

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Title(s): 
Engraved jade gorget
Culture: 
Mesoamerican
Date: 
Unknown
Period: 
Prehistoric
Place: 
Oaxaca, México
Materials/Techniques: 
jade
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
55.154
Department: 
On View

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