Detail View: The AMICA Library: Mask

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1942.1094
AMICA Library Year: 
2001
Object Type: 
Sculpture
Creator Nationality: 
North American; Central American; Mesoamerican; Teotihuacán
Creator Name-CRT: 
Mexico, Teotihuacan, 2nd-8th Century
Title: 
Mask
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
100-750
Creation Start Date: 
100
Creation End Date: 
750
Materials and Techniques: 
stone
Creation Place: 
Mexico
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18.9cm x 23.2cm x 9.8cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1942.1094
Credit Line: 
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Rights: 
Context: 
Teotihuacan stone masks were made in a variety of sizes and many types of stone. All share a standardized shape and serene expression. Frequently heavy, and never pierced at the eyes, nose, or mouth, the masks were not worn by living persons. Instead, they were probably attached to mortuary bundles, or cult figures made of perishable materials. In either case, they probably served as the focus of ancestor worship.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1942.1094.TIF