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carved stone bead depicting an animal head
  • Mexico
  • carved stone bead depicting an animal head, circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • stone, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 3 x 1.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 1 1/8 x 9/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6423

The stylized animal head is identified as a possible jaguar and is carved from green stone. The ears hang below the head and each has a hole. There ia a hole through the top of the head as well. It is mottled green and brown in color.