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Posted On September 23, 2014 | 09:33 am | by lainw | Permalink
Onyx Mask from Teotihaucan

During certain times of the year, the morning sunlight shines through the onyx mask from Teotihuacan, rendering it translucent. This happens between the hours of 9:30 and 10 a.m., when the museum is closed to visitors. Pictured at right is the mask on September 16 (left), juxtaposed with a study picture of the object (right).