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Tarascan (P’urépecha)

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Elite P'urépecha rulers wore earspools and labrets of turquoise and obsidian as insignia of office, which could have been removed from a person after death, as punishment for wrongdoing, or after military conquest.

La élite p’urépecha llevaba orejeras y bezotes de turquesa y obsidiana como insignias oficiales, que podían ser quitados de una persona después de la muerte, como castigo por maldad, o después de conquistas militares.

Earspool, Obsidian and turquoise, Tarascan (P’urépecha)

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