Textile or paper stamp

Aztec (Mexica)
Late Post-classic
A.D. 1450–1521


Object Place: México, Central Highlands

Dimensions

3.8 x 6.5 x 3.2 cm (1 1/2 x 2 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.658

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: unslipped

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Rectangular stamp with carved design motifs that include two profile saurian heads surmounted by a decorative band of alternating stylized butterflies (?) and step-scrolls.

Provenance

Mrs. John H. Thorndike by 1899; to MFA, 1899, bequest of Mrs. John H. Thorndike.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. John H. Thorndike