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Stone snake sculpture

Aztec stone snake sculpture, Hamburg museum

Snake sculpture, stone, Mexica (Aztec), c.1350-1521 CE, height 34 cms., width 23 cms., Museum am Rothenbaum, Hamburg.

Snake sculptures were omnipresent in the Templo Mayor. They were placed in every imaginable place to commemorate Coatepec, the ‘Snake Mountain’, and birthplace of Huitzilopochtli.

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. 336.

Photo by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore.

See another stone snake sculpture detail from a low wall at the Templo Mayor