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Turquoise encrusted shield

Turquoise encrusted shield

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Aztec noblemen often carried finely decorated equipment during
ceremonies. Detail of a turquoise encrusted shield. Can you spot the faces of two warriors marching into battle, carved in shell? Probably Mixtec craftsmanship, paid in tribute to the Aztecs. Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna

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