Mirror with Jaguar or Coyote Mosaic

Iron pyrite, jade, shell, magnatite or ilmenite, and spondylus shell | 19.1cm | A.D. 500/600

Teotihuacan

For over 2,000 years, polished stone mirrors were an important component of Mesoamerican attire, ritual, and symbolic imagery. This mirror is made of a single sheet of polished pyrite stone and includes a jade jaguar mosaic at its center. Mirrors oft...
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