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Jade human face effigy gorget

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Jade effigy gorget. Engraved human face.

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): 
Jade human face effigy gorget
Culture: 
Mesoamerican; Zapotec
Date: 
500 BCE - 700 CE
Period: 
Late Preclassic to Classic
Place: 
Oaxaca, Mexico
Materials/Techniques: 
jade
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
55.92
Department: 
Not On View

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