Location

The sculpture was excavated by Raúl Martín Arana close to the façade of a former monastery, which was dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat. It was hidden underneath a block, which didn't occupy much attention on the site. After few days, a tractor removed the block and found this piece, and submitted it to National Institute of Anthropology and History. Nowadays, the monastery turns into Museo de Charrería. It is located on the corner of Izazaga Street and Isabel la Catolica Street. It is 1 mile south from the Templo Mayor, and Izazaga Street was the major street leading to the Templo Mayor in the Aztec era. Scholar like Phillip Arnold believes that the Templo Mayor itself “was the site of an enormous earth opening. In particular it was the mouth of the earth lord, Tlaltecuhtli, who would receive nourishment through blood sacrifices”(4). Vise versa, this monument might be a reflection of Templo Mayor itself.