General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 21 Sep 2017/10 Eagle
Text Size:

Search the Site (type in white box):

Cuauhxicalli

Aztec cuauhxicalli (chac-mool) figure, Templo Mayor

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Close up of a polychrome cuauhxicalli figure (reclining human figure with a sacrificial tray on his lap - popularly known as ‘chac-mool’). This particular figure, in the ruins of the Templo Mayor in central Mexico City, is apparently unique, being the only one ever found with its original colouring. (Credit: NJ Saunders)

The Werner-Forman Archive