Aztec skull with mosaic inlay of turkois, shells and mother-of-pearl, Mexico. 

On the forehead of the skull a snake has been depicted. Probably this person had a special connection to the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, the feathered snake. Mixtec craftsmen were very skilled in the art of making mosaics -only a few objects of their work remain.

Courtesy & currently located at the National Museum of Ethnology, the Netherlands. Photo taken by ease.

Aztec skull with mosaic inlay of turkois, shells and mother-of-pearl, Mexico. 

On the forehead of the skull a snake has been depicted. Probably this person had a special connection to the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, the feathered snake. Mixtec craftsmen were very skilled in the art of making mosaics -only a few objects of their work remain.

Courtesy & currently located at the National Museum of Ethnology, the Netherlands. Photo taken by ease.

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