Mixtec or Aztec lip plug, Mexico. ”In Mesoamerica the labret, or lip-plug, was a piece of jewelry worn only by noble males in Central Mexico. Inserted through a pierced hole in the lower lip, a labret qualified the wearer’s speech and breath as precious.”

Mixtec or Aztec lip plug, Mexico. ”In Mesoamerica the labret, or lip-plug, was a piece of jewelry worn only by noble males in Central Mexico. Inserted through a pierced hole in the lower lip, a labret qualified the wearer’s speech and breath as precious.”

Lip Plug in the Form of a Serpent  Culture - Mixtec Date -1350-1521 CE Period - Pre-Columbian Region - Mesoamerica Materials - Gold Dimensions - 6.6 x 6.3cm

Lip Plug in the Form of a Serpent Culture - Mixtec Date -1350-1521 CE Period - Pre-Columbian Region - Mesoamerica Materials - Gold Dimensions - 6.6 x 6.3cm

Finger Ring Depicting Xipe Totec, Mexico, Oaxaca, AD 1000-1500, probably Mixtec. Gold. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Heye Foundations.

Finger Ring Depicting Xipe Totec, Mexico, Oaxaca, AD 1000-1500, probably Mixtec. Gold. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Heye Foundations.

Mixtec Gold Artifacts Ehecatl lip plug

Mixtec Gold Artifacts Ehecatl lip plug

Eagle Head Labret  Date:     14th–early 16th century Geography:     Mexico, Mesoamerica Culture:     Aztec Medium:     Gold MET

Eagle Head Labret Date: 14th–early 16th century Geography: Mexico, Mesoamerica Culture: Aztec Medium: Gold MET

a set of gold ear plugs having thin necks, conic bodies and domed head that flares slightly outward, made by winding on an internal mold, the lower terminal is decorated with interlocking hatching, tw

A pair of Anatolian Gold Ear Plugs, Early Bronze Age, ca 3000 BC

a set of gold ear plugs having thin necks, conic bodies and domed head that flares slightly outward, made by winding on an internal mold, the lower terminal is decorated with interlocking hatching, tw

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