The Testimony of Hands

68.43.90a-d, fragments of glass

68.43.90a-d, fragments of blue glass; longest pieces 5 centimeters (2 inches) long
San Gabriel de Yunque (A.D. 1598–1610)
UNM field school collection
Photograph by B. Bernard

The object represented by these fragments could have been made in southern Mexico, or perhaps it was brought across the Atlantic from Spain. Either way, it must have been a rare and valued item before it broke.

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