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Detail from turquoise disk

Aztec turquoise disk, detail

Detail of an Aztec deity carefully inlaid into a fine turquoise disk held in the Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City. Note how different colours and sizes of turquoise tesserae, as well as relief, are used to emphasize design on the object. (Click on image to enlarge).

Photo by Ana Laura Landa/Mexicolore

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