Museum Collections - Mesoamerica - Classic Veracruz - Artifact #1
WHO: Classic Veracruz culture
WHERE: Veracruz, Mexico; Gulf Coast
WHEN: Classic Period, A.D. 300-900
WHAT: This large figure depicts a warrior wearing a mask of flayed skin. Unattached to muscles or bones, the mouth is large and slack and the bridge of the nose is wide and low. The eyelids are loosely closed. The lips of the wearer of the mask can be seen within the open mouth. Figures representing both humans and deities wearing flayed skin masks can be seen frequently in Veracruz ceramics.
HOW: Hand-modelled red earthenware with traces of white pigment
MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.74
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