Maskette pendant

Mexico
modern period
1850–1910


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

5.5 x 5.3 cm (2 3/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1007

Medium or Technique

Glass (telegraph insulator glass)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

Maskette pendant of green-blue glass, back of head is flat and pierced at the top to be worn as a pendant. Said to be carved from a telegraph glass insulator. The style of the maskette is typical of the ancient Teotihuacan culture (AD 200-500), located northeast of Mexico City.

Provenance

Acquired in Mexico by F. W. Kaldenberg by October 1912; to MFA, October 1912, gift of F. W. Kaldenberg.

Credit Line

Gift of F. W. Kaldenberg