Friday, November 5, 2010

Aztec Mosaic Masks

Mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca

I was looking for images for a personal project and this image came up when i typed in skull. It was not what i was looking for but I thought It was really interesting.

'The base for this mask is a human skull. Alternate bands of turquoise and lignite mosaic work cover the front of the skull. The eyes are made of two discs of iron pyrites set in rings made of shell. The back of the skull has been cut away and lined with leather. The jaw is movable and hinged on the leather.'

I really enjoy the use of materials and the shapes and the forms of it.
If you want to read more check out this link.


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