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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

Mexico

DR133

American Museum of Natural History Printed Archives

American Museum of Natural History Library

Information on rights available at the repository.

40

Anthropolgy

American Museum of Natural History

Collection

Citation

“Gold labret or lip plug, Mixtec Culture, Mexico, 1200-1500 A.D., Gold of the Americas, postcard,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed October 21, 2019, https://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/items/show/80786.