Man Carrying a Cacao Pod
Arts of the Americas
Volcanic stone, traces of red pigment
14 1/4 x 7 x 7 1/2in. (36.2 x 17.8 x 19.1cm) (show scale)
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Museum Collection Fund
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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
front, 40.16_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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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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