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Life-size terracotta sculptures of the god of the underworld and eagle warriors were found in the House of the Eagles in the sacred precinct of the Aztec (Mexica) capital of Tenochtitlan
An elaborate Aztec brazier of Chicomecoatl was used to burn offerings to the gods
These seventeen baby-faced figures may have represented a priestly ritual, a sacrifice, or a procession.
Over a hundred lintel relief sculptures depicting scenes from royal life survive from Yaxchilán.
So ubiquitous that it has been used on currency, this unfinished stone records Aztec history and a future prophecy.
This goddess has clawed feet, and wears a necklace of body parts and the snake-skirt from which she takes her name.
Large stone sculptures was the principal medium for presenting Maya political and religious messages to the public.
Playful figurines, including plump pigs and canine companions, represent scenes of daily life and nature.