The Bat God
Mosaic Jade Pendant
100 – 300 A.C.
This jadeite jade mosaic mask is a copy of the breastplate of a Zapoteca Shaman. The original was found in Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico. It was worn as the representation of the Bat God (Zotz) and the side holes served to attach a strap in order to hang the mask from the neck or around the waist.
The original is displayed in the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City.
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