Pendant with Warrior Figure

Pendant with Warrior Figure

A.D. 1100-1500
Culture
Huastec
Locale
northern Veracruz
Country
Mexico
pendant
Conch shell
Bequest of Robert J. Stroessner
1992.16
. Pendant with Warrior Figure. A.D. 1100-1500. Conch shell. Bequest of Robert J. Stroessner. 1992.16.
Dimensions
height: 6.75 in, 17.1450 cm; width: 3.5 in, 8.8900 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Pendant with Warrior Figure
Huastec
About A.D. 1000 –1500
Mexico, northern Veracruz
Conch shell
Bequest of Robert J. Stroessner, 1992.16

Made from a slice of conch shell, this pendant is decorated with an incised drawing and drilled pits that may have been inlaid with colored stone or shell.  The upper portion depicts a warrior or warrior-deity who wears an elaborate headdress and a skull at his waist.  The emblem below is probably the profile head of a supernatural beast.

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