Aztec sacrificial bowl

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Replica | Height: 14 cm | Diameter 24 cm

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Aztec sacrificial bowl

If the "case of the fruits" has been in the Valley of Mexico, they brought graciously tuning offering in such cult cups. Gourd rattles, turtle drums and conch shell sounded when the Jaguar priest called the gods of 13 heavens and 9 underworlds. Original: The National Museums in Berlin, Prussian Cultural Heritage, Museum of Ethnology, aztec, 1400-1520 AD Green porphyry. Height: 14 cm, diameter 24 cm.

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The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.

Indian tribe, that penetrated into the central highlands of Mexico at the beginning of the millennium A.D. and founded the city of Tenochtitlán in 1325. Through diplomacy, alliances and trade they spread their dominion further and further. It stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to southern Mexico and Guatemala.

Typical of the Aztec art are the monumental stone sculptures, only a few of which have survived. The 25-ton stone calendar, 3.6 meters (12 feet) in diameter is famous for its representation of the world age and the earth god Tlaltecuhtli.

The Aztecs were particularly skilled in the production of masks and shields of turquoise, mother-of-pearl, jet and conch shell.

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