Mask of Xiuhtecuhtli (Detail)

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by The British Museum
published on 27 July 2022

A detail of a turquoise mosaic mask representing Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec god of fire, 1400-1521 CE. The mask is of cedar wood with mother-of-pearl eyes, conch shell teeth and once with gold leaf on the eyelids. (The British Museum, London).

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Museum, T. B. (2022, July 27). Mask of Xiuhtecuhtli (Detail). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16207/mask-of-xiuhtecuhtli-detail/

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Museum, The British. "Mask of Xiuhtecuhtli (Detail)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Jul 2022. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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