Clay stamp

Description
Clay stamp which is dipped into paint dye for decorating cloth and the body. Dyes were made from charcoal, cinnabar and other substances. This item was one of the many prominent items commercially traded by the Pochteca traders.
Accession Loan No.
283/1990/35
Simple Name
stamp
Full Name
stamp (pintadera)
Common Name
clay stamp
Production Country
Mexico
Material
terracotta pottery
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Collection Contintent
America
Collection Area Region
CENT
Production Area Region
Central America
Production Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Production Year High
c.1500
Cultural Group
Aztec
Function Name
stamp
Function Detail
Clay stamp which is dipped into paint dye for decorating cloth and the body. Dyes were made from charcoal, cinnabar and other substances. Ref: Moctezuma, E.M. & Olguin, F.S., 2002, The Aztecs London: Royal Academy of Arts p.415
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:22
Updated At
2018-07-05 17:17:00

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