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Cf. Chontal, pl. 40, for a figure with shell inlays
More or less concurrent and parallel with the Mezcala, the Chontal people developed a far ranging tradition of making portable stone sculptures grave offerings. Unlike Mezcla figurative sculpture which is noted for its simplicity, Chontal figures and masks reflect a tendency toward naturalism often animated by the use of inlays in shell and other materials.