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Conch shell adornment

Aztec conch shell adornment

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Conch shell, cut in cross-section, a symbol of Quetzalcoatl as Ehecatl, Lord of the Winds. Often called the ‘wind-jewel’. It was probably worn by Aztec priests. Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.

The Werner-Forman Archive