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Pre-Columbian ~ CHUPICUARO ~ Face Pendant

Pre-Columbian ~ CHUPICUARO ~ Face Pendant

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1139912

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This is a Pre-Columbian CHUPICUARO Face Pendant from Mexico, 300 B.C. It measures about 1 1/4" X 1 1/4" X 1/2" ( 3.2 cm X 3.2 cm X 1.3 cm ). A jeweler worked with sterling silver to make this Face used as a pendant. The Chupicuaro Culture belonged to the Late Preclassical or Formative Period. It was located in the Northern Mesoamerican border, West of the Mexican Plateau. Their ceramics were angular figurines with geometric shapes. The motifs were deities, maternity, breastfeeding, people and their ornaments, animals, and plants. Ceramics were monochromatic or a variety of 3 colors (red, beige, and black). Clay figures used the "pastillaje" technique and were usually hollow. From the study of Chupicuaro ceramics, historians could tell that they painted their faces and bodies, wore sandals, truss, necklaces, earflaps, and earrings. Women wore elaborate hairstyles.