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Cocoa vessel

Aztec vessel in the form of a hare

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Aztec vessel in the form of a hare. In the more affluent Aztec households vessels like this would have been used to hold cocoa, which was regarded as an aphrodisiac. The beans were ground and mixed with gum and water. The mixture may have been drunk through gold straws. Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.

The Werner-Forman Archive