Dios K'awill. Si observan bien esta escultura notaran que el pie izquierdo tiene forma de serpiente. Se dice que los Gobernantes mayas usaban a esta deidad como simbolo de su poder. Museo de Young
Aztec mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca
The skull of the Smoking Mirror. A human skull forms the base for this mask of the god Tezcatlipoca or 'Smoking Mirror', one of the four creator gods in the Aztec pantheon. The Aztec believed that the defeat of Quetzalcoatl by Tezcatlipoca marked the beginning of the current era of creation. The decoration is worked in alternate bands of bright blue turquoise and black mosaic. The eyes are made of two orbs of polished pyrite framed by rings of white conch shell. The nasal cavity is lined…
Drawing from the Past: Plate 5, Idol and Altar at Copán
Smith College Libraries: Mortimer Rarebook Room, online exhibition, Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan (1844), Drawing from the Past: Maya Antiquity Through the Eyes of Frederick Catherwood
Head Pendant | Maya (Mexico or Guatemala) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Maya had a preference for a bright apple-green jade that is notably different from the preferred blue-green of the earlier Olmec peoples.