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An exhibit showcasing the various forms and their associated iconography of the Aztec god, Queztalcoatl.

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Head of a Monster Deity


In 1969, a statue of the Aztec monster deity Xolotl's head was unearthed in Mexico City.  This exhibit explores the statue's connection to a sculpture of Xolotl's brother, Quetzalcoatl.Also discussed is the Monolith of Tlaltecuhtli, which was found only a few blocks from the original site of the head. Through studying the Head of a Monster Deity in connection to these other two works, it is possible to understand the Head's original use within the Templo Mayor.

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