Pectoral Badge of Yanhuitlan | The wedding gift of the citizens of Mexico was sent by Dr Miguel Alemán Valdés , President of Mexico, on the occasion on the marriage of Princess Elizabeth II in 1947
The gift, especially made for this important event, is a reproduction, in gold and turquoise of archaeological origin, of the pectoral discovered at Yanhuitian in the state of Mexico.
The pectoral is considered to be one of the best examples of the artistic achievements of the Mextecas, a pre-Colombian culture which glourished in south-west Mexico.
Thank you to Laura and Volker for his great help!
Sources:The Times;Royal Collection.