Bat Jade Mask

Bat Jade Mask


The Bat God

Mosaic Jade Pendant

Zapoteca Culture

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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