Basalt Metate

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Title

Basalt Metate

Subject

A metate made of basalt.

Description

Metates are elongated stone slabs on which corn is ground into grains for baking. Basalt was often imported from volcanic highlands of the Central America, where it was subsequently made into tripod metates for domestic households.

Creator

Unknown Mexica Craftsman

Source

http://www.sfu.museum/hola/en/artifacts/featured/26/

Date

15th-16th century

Contributor

Simek Shropshire

Format

File Format: JPEG
Physical Medium: basalt

Collection

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Citation

Unknown Mexica Craftsman, “Basalt Metate,” Aztec Art In NYC , accessed June 15, 2024, https://aztecart2017.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/139.

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