Monolith of Tlaltecuhtli (Earth Lord)


Monolith of Tlaltecuhtli (Earth Lord), 1502, Mexica (Aztec), 4.19 x 3.62 m (Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico City)

Additional resources:

Monolith of Tlaltecuhlti on Fordham University’s Tenochtitlan website

Another Tlaltecuhtli monolith at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Information on the Tlaltecuhtli excavations from The Great Temple Project (pdf)

Report on the installation of the Monolith of Tlaltecuhtli at the Museo Templo Mayor

Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Monolith of Tlaltecuhtli (Earth Lord)," in Smarthistory, July 12, 2017, accessed May 15, 2021,