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Man Carrying a Cacao Pod

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Aztec
MEDIUM Volcanic stone, traces of red pigment
  • Place Found: Amatlan, Mexico
  • DATES 1440-1521
    DIMENSIONS 14 1/4 x 7 x 7 1/2in. (36.2 x 17.8 x 19.1cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.16
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Aztec. Man Carrying a Cacao Pod, 1440-1521. Volcanic stone, traces of red pigment, 14 1/4 x 7 x 7 1/2in. (36.2 x 17.8 x 19.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 40.16. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 40.16_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Figure of a man carrying a cacao pod. Left hand holds stem attached to top of pod; right hand rests on middle of pod. Eyes and mouth are open. Traces of red pigment are visible around mouth, ear and central ornament on figure's headdress. Figure wearing traditional loincloth (maxtlatl). Right arm is cracked and repaired; feet are broken off; small section of stone on finger near knuckle of right hand is missing; some surface chipping overall.
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