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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Black obsidian mirror, polished on both sides, with a suspension (?) hole.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1325-1521
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28 centimetres
    • Width: 26.3 centimetres
    • Depth: 1 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See MS "Acquisitions in the Department of Antiquities since the year 1825" (in Medieval and Later Dept. Register Cupboards).

  • Bibliography

    • McEwan 2009a Cat. 103 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G27/dc4

  • Exhibition history

    2009-2010 24 Sep-24 Jan, London, BM, Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Obsidian mirror;Mirror


COMPASS Title: Obsidian mirror;Mirror

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