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Quetzalcóatl mask

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Detail of a mask usually thought to represent the god Quetzalcoatl, although it could be a representation of Tonatiuh, the sun god. On the death of a king masks were placed over god effigies, and placed on the dead dressed for burial. Turqoise and pearl shell. British Museum, London

The Werner-Forman Archive