The House of the Eagles, and sculptures of Mictlantecuhtli and Eagle Warrior


House of the Eagles, sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City), c. 1400–1521, and Mictlantecuhtli and Eagle Warrior, c. 1400–1521, terracotta and plaster, life-size, found in the House of the Eagles (The Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City); a conversation between Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker

 


Important terms:

  • Mexica/Aztec
  • House of the Eagles
  • Tenochtitlan
  • Sacred Precinct
  • Mictlantecuhtli
  • jaguar and eagle warriors
  • terracotta
  • Mictlan
  • bloodletting
  • zacatapayolli

 

Additional resources:

Introduction to the Aztecs (Mexica)

Introduction to the Templo Mayor

Tenochtitlan on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Aztec stone sculpture on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Aztec Empire from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Templo Mayor virtual visit (in Spanish)

Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The House of the Eagles, and sculptures of Mictlantecuhtli and Eagle Warrior," in Smarthistory, March 19, 2021, accessed October 21, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/house-of-the-eagles-and-mictlantecuhtli-and-eagle-warrior/.