Browse Exhibits (5 total)


Comparison of the various representations of the earth deity Tlaltecuhtli. 

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Tlaltecuhtli ("Coatlicue del Metro")

This is the exhibition on Tlaltcuhtli ("Coatlicue del Metro"), including a basic anlysis on its iconography, comparisions with classic Aztec monuments, and a discussion on its location.

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Coatlicue, or "Serpents Her Skirt," is the Aztec mother of the earth.

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Tlaltecuhtli Plaque


Here we see a representation of the earth monster goddess Tlaltecuhtli carved on to the underside of a piece of andesite stone discovered in a 1970s excavation just north of the Templo Mayor

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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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