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Crosscut Conch-Shell Pendant (Ehecacozcatl)


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This pendant in the form of a cross-section of a conch shell is known as ehecacozcatl or "wind jewel," associated with Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the god of wind.

El pendiente con la sección transversal de una concha muestra un ehecacozcatl o "joya del viento", asociado con Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, el dios del viento. La utilización del oro no era común en Mesoamérica, y la cantidad de oro encontrada en el Templo Mayor entra en las palmas de una mano.

Crosscut Conch-Shell Pendant (Ehecacozcatl), Gold, Mexica

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