- Gold necklace. 1200-1500 AD

Object Name: Gold necklace
Creation Date: 1200-1500 AD
Culture: Mixtec
Material: gold
Repository: Museo Regional, Oaxaca
Image source: © Dr. Manuel Aguilar
At Tomb 7 the Mixtecs laid the remains of one of their kings and the bodies of his slaughtered servants, sometime in the mid-fourteenth century. Accompanying the ruler were magnificent objects of gold, cast in the lost-wax process, and silver; turquoise mosaics; necklaces of rock crystal, amber, jet, and coral; thousands of pearls, one as big as a pigeon's egg; and sections of jaguar bone carved with historical and mythological scenes.

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