4207 - The Stone Masks of Teotihuacan and the lapidary tradition from Ancient Guerrero.

Ancient Guerrero is known for its lapidary tradition, which is characterized by the production of small polished and abstract-styled stone objects, among which figure masks and figurines. It has been suggested that the production of masks in Teotihuacan was related with this long-lived lapidary tradition, because of the similarities in techniques and style, and the newness of the production in Teotihuacan. This question will be explored through a comparative study of the polished-stone industry in Teotihuacan and Guerrero during the Classic Period, with special attention given to the techniques, styles, and forms.

Keywords: Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan, Ancient Guerrero, Lapidary Production, comparative study

Author: Paradis, Louise (Université de Montréal, Canada / Kanada)


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