Teocalli de La Guerra Sagrada

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Title

Teocalli de La Guerra Sagrada

Subject

Aztec Art

Description

Monolithic Sculpture imitating the form of an Aztec Temple. Glyphs and relief images on the sculpture indicate that it is emblematic of the authority maintained by the Aztec Imperial institution over both the physical state and the larger cosmological universe of both humanity and the Gods, with a central focus on the role of the Aztecs in maintaining the sun, all of which are consolidated and harnessed through military prowess and human sacrifice.

Creator

Mexica Artisans

Source

http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/coleccion/pieza-293/ficha-basica.html

Publisher

Museo Nacionál de Antropología, Mexico City

Date

Early 16th Century AD

Contributor

Paul DeLuca

Rights

Museo Nacionál de Antropología, Mexico City

Relation

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Format

Monolothic Sculpture
Height: 123 cm
Length: 100 cm
Width: 92 cm

Type

Aztec Monumental Art

Identifier

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Coverage

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Geolocation

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Citation

Mexica Artisans, “Teocalli de La Guerra Sagrada,” Tenochtitlan, accessed March 26, 2017, http://tenochtitlan.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/98.