Teotihuacan, Complex of the fantastic animals
Classical period, Xolalpan Phase, 350 - 550 A.D.
Stucco and pigments
80 x 310 x 3,3 cm
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan
Symbolic battle between feathered serpents and other animals: winged fish, cojotes with spines of Obsidian, jaguars with bodies decorated with flowers. The mural painting is probably related to political changes in Teotihuacan around 350 A.D. At that time, a large platform was built in front of the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, what could have signalized, that Quetzalcóatl, the Feathered Serpent, had lost importance.
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© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Touring exhibition, started in 2009. Extensive photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 1 July - 10 October 2010.