Mirror

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Culture/People
probably Aztec (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Leo Stein, Non-Indian, 1872-1947
Seller
Leo Stein, Non-Indian, 1872-1947
Presenter/funding source
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935
Object Name
Mirror
Media/Materials
Obsidian
Techniques
Ground, polished, drilled
Dimensions
22.9 x 1.6 cm
Object Type
Personal items
Native Term
tézcatl
Place
Tenochtitlan; Federal District; Mexico (inferred)
Geographical Areas
Valley of Mexico
Date created
AD 1150–1521 (Late Post-Classic period)
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Leo Stein (1872-1947, renowned art collector and brother of Gertrude Stein); purchased by MAI from Leo Stein in 1928 using funds donated by Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.
Catalog Number
16/3380
Barcode
163380.000
See related items
Aztec (archaeological culture)
Personal items
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Mesoamerica & Circum Caribbean
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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