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Gold labret or lip plug, Mixtec Culture, Mexico, 1200-1500 A.D., Gold of the Americas, postcard

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Gold labret or lip plug, Mixtec Culture, Mexico, 1200-1500 A.D., Gold of the Americas, postcard

Unknown

Ephemera

5 7/8 x 4 1/8

Verso: Gold labret or lip-plug. An unusually fine example of Mixtec work, this fanciful serpent figure has a movable tongue. The flanged end of the labret was inserted through a hole pierced i the wearer's lower lip. Mixtec Culture, Mexico, 1200-1500 A.D. Height 6.5 cm. Gold of the Americas. American Museum of Natural History. Series Code: 42459-D. Publisher: Dexter Press. Handwritten: Probably a Boltin Photo 1/24/80

DR133

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“Gold labret or lip plug, Mixtec Culture, Mexico, 1200-1500 A.D., Gold of the Americas, postcard,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed August 22, 2019, http://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/items/show/80786.