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Stylised human head

Stylised Aztec human head of obsidian

Stylised obsidian figure of a human head, obsidian, (‘probably’) Mexica (Aztec), 1300-1521 CE, height 12 cms., British Museum. Ref. Am1958,06.1.

Figure made from obsidian depicting a stylised human head with asymetrical features and prominent cheeks and lips. Figure is solid, with a flat back; the features indicated in an impressionistic way.

From British Museum Collection Online website.
Photo courtesy and © Trustees of the British Museum.

See British Museum online entry