The third polychrome panel in the CorridorThe Zapotec and Mixtec cultures in the state of Oaxaca developed the art of designing with feathers as well the art of jewelry making with fine metals. In the background figures are panning for precious metals--gold? In the right foreground the metal technology is depicted. The official guide says that they used the lost wax method.
The middle ground: men with elaborate feathered headdressesBoth dignitaries examine themselves in mirrors with carved backs.
Left: artists designing with feathers; middle and right: metal technology
The grisailles from left to right: mining; carving; the jade trade
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