Aztec Turquoise Shield

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by The British Museum
published on 29 July 2022

An Aztec (Mixtec) shield of wood covered in turquoise and shell mosaic. Likely used only as a ceremonial shield. The design shows solar disks and a long, winding snake crisscrossing the shield horizontally. The shield was dedicated to the rain god Tlaloc and buried beneath the Templo Mayor at Tenochtitlan. 1400-1521, Mexico. (British Museum, London)

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