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Twin-headed snake

Aztec twin-headed snake

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Pectoral ornament in the form of a double-headed serpent. One of the symbols of Tlaloc - and of the sky where he reigned/rained - it was worn by a high priest. Probably formed part of the treasure sent to Cortés by Moctezuma. Turqoise, wood, shell. British Museum, London

The Werner-Forman Archive