Eagle Cuauhxicalli

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Title

Eagle Cuauhxicalli

Subject

A Cuahxicalli- A Nahuatl word meaning "Eagle Vessel"

Description

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.

Creator

Unknown Aztec Sculpture

Source

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and Felipe Solis Olguin, eds. Aztecs, (London: Royal Academy, 2003).

Publisher

[no text]

Date

1502-1520

Contributor

Domenick Lasorsa

Rights

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Relation

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Format

Stone sculpture: 76 x 82 x 139 cm

Type

Sculpture

Identifier

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Coverage

This an Aztec cuahxicalli that would have been used for the collection of hearts after a sacrifice. This particular cuahxicalli would have been found in Templo Mayor in Mexico City.

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Original Format

Sculpture

Geolocation

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Citation

Unknown Aztec Sculpture , “Eagle Cuauhxicalli ,” Tenochtitlan, accessed June 26, 2017, http://tenochtitlan.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/85.