Browse Exhibits (12 total)

Eagle Cuauhxicalli

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This sculpture depicts a golden eagle, poised ready to attack. The bowl on its back identifies the object as a cuauhxicalli or ‘eagle vessel’, a container used for sacrificial offerings. The sculpture can be viewed at Museo Templo Mayor in Mexico City.

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Coyolxauhqui Stone

This exhibit is about the Coyolxauhqui Stone, a monument found in Mexico City in 1978. This monumental stone with relief carving depicts the warrior goddess Coyolxauhqui, daughter of Coatlicue, defeated and dismembered at the hand of her victorious brother, Huitzilopochtli. The stone was placed at the bottom of the steps to the south side of Templo Mayor, the side dedicated to Huitzilopochtli. 

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