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Three stylized human figures holding hands are found under a crescent shape ending in what may have been birds' heads. This is an elaborate example of an otherwise common motif. This piece was found in a shaft tomb in the course of archaeological excavations at Huitzilapa.

Pendant of birds and figures
West Mexico
Late Pre-Classic to Early Classic periods (100 B.C. - 300 A.D.)
Teuchitlán, State of Jalisco
7.6 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara