The Turquoise Mosaics

Turquoise; cedrela wood; oyster shell; conch shell; pine resin; copal; beeswax; hematite | 20.3 x 43.3 x 5.9cm | 1400-1521

Unknown Maker

Pectoral, in the form of a double-headed serpent. Made of cedro wood (Cedrela odorata) and covered with mosaic made of turquoise and red thorny oyster shell (Spondylus princeps). The teeth in the two open mouths are made from conch shell (Strombus). ...
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