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Miniature eagle warrior

Miniature ceramic Aztec eagle warrior figure

Miniature eagle warrior figure, ceramic, Mexica (Aztec), c.1350-1521 CE, height 16 cms., Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels

The ‘Eagle Warriors’ were one of the Aztec warrior orders. Particularly meritorious warriors, who had taken numerous prisoners, could rise to join one of the orders and enjoyed privileges that were otherwise reserved only for nobles.

From Aztecs, eds. Doris Kurella, Martin Berger and Inés de Castro, with INAH, Mexico - catalogue for the exhibition Azteken, Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Hirmer Publishers, Germany, 2019, p. 304.

Photo by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore

See a close-up of a Mexica stone sculpture of an eagle warrior