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Mixtec Gold Nail, Tomb 7, Oaxaca

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Originally, this gold nail was made with lost-wax process and in filigree. It was found in tomb 7, Monte Alban, and was worn by a member of the Mixtec elite. It dates between 1200-1521 and shows a cox-cox bird and deer head. 

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JoshBeta1Hobbyist General Artist
I am from Oaxaca, dude! :squee:
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
It's beautiful. I have been there some time ago. Still remember great sites like Monte Alban, Mitla, Lambityeco, Yagul, the friendly people.
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JoshBeta1Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I know. xD
Me too. Lots of times. xD
Where are you from?
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
I'm from Germany. When I was a student we lived in Oaxaca for several months. It was a great time and the stay had quite a lot of influence on my academic career.
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JoshBeta1Hobbyist General Artist
I want to go to Germany!! :heart:
Sprichst du Deutsch?

Interesting. :meow:
Where did you study?
What did bring you to Oaxaca?
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coricanchaProfessional General Artist
We did an excavation close to Mitla, and also analyzed ceramics at the Convent of Guerrero Cuilapan. Still remember the great palaces at Mitla and Yagul. 
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JoshBeta1Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. xD
I also visited them, but not as archaeologist. xD
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