Jaguar of Xalla

Teotihuacan, Xalla
Xolalpan-Metepec Phase, 350 - 652 A.D.
Stone, stucco and paint
97,5 x 235,5 x 74,5 cm
Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico-City
Facade decoration from the Xalla complex located North of the Pyramid of the Sun, which has probably been a palace. The jaguar is a power symbol and is related to the planet Venus (associated with war, in Mesoamerica). It represents earth and fertility.

 

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Teotihuacan Exhibition

Touring exhibition, started in 2009. Extensive photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 1 July - 10 October 2010.

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