- Jade and gold necklace from Tomb# 7. 1200-1500 AD

Object Name: Jade and gold necklace from Tomb# 7
Creation Date: 1200-1500 AD
Culture: Mixtec
Site: Monte Alban
Material: gold and jade
Repository: Museo Regional, Oaxaca
Image source: © Dr. Manuel Aguilar
By approximately AD 1350 the Mixtecs began to infiltrate into the Valley of Oaxaca by the usual method of state marriage; Mixtec royal brides insisting on bringing their own retinues to the Zapotec court. Of their great wealth and high artistry the fantastic treasure from Tomb 7 at Monte Alban is eloquent testimony.

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