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Quartz rabbit pendant

Aztec quartz rabbit pendant

Quartz rabbit pendant, Mexica/Aztec, c. 1300-1521 CE, approx. 1.5” long, British Museum.

Among Mesoamerican peoples the rabbit (Sylvilagus) features widely as a symbol of the moon. The Aztecs also associated the rabbit with their patron hunting god Mixcóatl, perhaps alluding to their Chichimec forebears who were hunter-gatherers. The rabbit’s link with the intoxicating drink pulque seems to have its origin on the Gulf Coast and was later incorporated into Aztec religion.

From British Museum Mexico Gallery notes.
Photo by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore.

Aztec stone rabbit sculpture