Cf. Teotihuacan, pl.31.
One of the pre-eminent sculptural statements of the Teotihuacan is captured in their stone masks. The basically naturalistic facial form is here brought to an idealized level of abstraction.
The original use of these masks is uncertain but they may have been attached to the outside of burial bundles, or attached to supports as deity head effigies. The tradition of such lapidary work extends directly back to the Olmec to be re-interpreted by the urban Teotihuacan sculptors.