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Sacrificial knife with anthropomorphic face

Aztec, 1325 - 1521
Flintstone and obsidian
Sacrificial knifes made of obsidian (itztli) belonged to the attributes of the black god Tezcatlipoca, ruler over the Northern region of the Universum Mictlampa (Mictlan was the underworld, the "place of the death").

 

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Templo Mayor

Main temple at the ceremonial center of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire.


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