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9-link gold necklace

Nine-link Mixtec-Aztec/Mexica gold necklace

9-link gold necklace, Mixtec-Mexica/Aztec, c. 1350-1521 CE, width 20 cms., Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Collectie Paul en Dora Janssen-Arts, MAS, Antwerp

These elements of a necklace show small, mask-like faces. All elements are made using the lost-wax technique and are therefore identical. The necklace is made in Mixtec style.

From Aztecs, eds. Doris Kurella, Martin Berger and Inés de Castro, with INAH, Mexico - catalogue for the exhibition Azteken, Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Hirmer Publishers, Germany, 2019, p. 312.

Photo by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore.

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