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Rabbit pendant


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In mythical narratives, rabbits—considered denizens of the moon—are cunning tricksters, capable of overcoming stronger and larger animals. In royal court scenes, rabbits perform as musicians and scribes.

Dije de conejo
Guatemala o México
Siglo VII al IX
Concha, pigmento

Según los relatos míticos, los conejos habitan en la luna. Son pícaros y astutos, y son capaces de vencer a animales más grandes y más fuertes que ellos. En las escenas cortesanas, los conejos fungen como músicos o escribas.

Rabbit pendant, Shell, pigment, Maya

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Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Jud Haggard