Teotihuacán, Modern-day Mexico, A.D. 245–50


Gift of Dr. Robert L. Drapkin and Chitranee Drapkin


The form and features of this funerary mask, cut straight across the forehead with wide-set oval eyes under a soft brow ridge; slightly aquiline nose with drilled nostrils; full lips and delicately modelled philtrum; and drilled ears are all characteristic of masks from this region. It was deposited in the grave of one of the ruling members of society. Teotihuacán was the largest and most architecturally sophisticated Mesoamerican city before the arrival of Western Europeans.

More works of art in the category: Art of the Americas

32 works of art See all
  • Standing Figure

  • Seated Figure

  • Spoon in the Shape of a Dragon Head

Other ways to explore the collection