Saturday, 31 October 2009

British Musuem: Moctezuma, Aztec Ruler

Great Court & Atrium

Mexica Turquiose & Jade Mosaic Mask

Stone Jaguar Warrior

Tlaloc, Mexica Rain God, Turquoise & Jade Mosaic

Double Headed Serpent, Turquoise, Jade & Red Oyster Shell Mosaic

These images are from an exhibition at the British Museum featuring the last Aztec ruler: Moctezuma.
The exhibit showcased intricately detailed jeweled masks and stone carvings with fine mosaic work in jade and turquoise. I like these pieces because they are incredibly striking with beautifully impressive colour work.

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