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ANCIENT MODS UPDATE, 1/6/12 - One Bad Ass M*F*er (13-15th century, Mesoamerica) 
It doesn’t matter what century you’re in - you see someone walking down the street with a solid gold serpent busting out of their chin you know it means “Bow the hell down!”
…Pardon my English.
Lip Plug in the Form of a Serpent
Culture - MixtecDate -1350-1521 CEPeriod - Pre-ColumbianRegion - MesoamericaMaterials - GoldDimensions - 6.6 x 6.3cmRepository - American Museum of Natural History, New York, New YorkWebsite - http://www.amnh.org/

ANCIENT MODS UPDATE, 1/6/12 - One Bad Ass M*F*er (13-15th century, Mesoamerica) 

It doesn’t matter what century you’re in - you see someone walking down the street with a solid gold serpent busting out of their chin you know it means “Bow the hell down!”

…Pardon my English.

Lip Plug in the Form of a Serpent

Culture - Mixtec
Date -1350-1521 CE
Period - Pre-Columbian
Region - Mesoamerica
Materials - Gold
Dimensions - 6.6 x 6.3cm
Repository - American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York
Website - http://www.amnh.org/

Tags: Serpent Labret stretched labret lip plug body modification Ancient Mods Update Meriken Metals Mesoamerica Precolumbian Gold Snake Serpent body jewelry ethnic jewelry
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    Mixtec goldworking at its finest.
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    want
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    I imagine something, probably the serpent, is removable? But god damn I want one, regardless of how wearable it is XD
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    I don’t understand how any of these things were wearable, but they are bad ass.