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Tonatiuh relief

Stone relief of Tonatiuh (Sun God)

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Relief with Tonatiuh, the Sun god, shown as a diving eagle surrounded by skulls. Notice that he has a sacrificial knife blade (‘tecpatl’) as a tongue. Stone. Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City. Some believe this is not Tonatiuh but the Lord of the Earth, Tlaltecuhtli; this mirrors disagreements surrounding the god in the centre of the Aztec Sunstone...

The Werner-Forman Archive