Summertime Sadness

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virtual-artifacts:

Mixtec or Aztec lip plugs, Mexico.

 ”In Mesoamerica the labret, or lip-plug, was a piece of jewelry worn only by noble males in Central Mexico. Inserted through a pierced hole in the lower lip, a labret qualified the wearer’s speech and breath as precious.”

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