Tezcatlipoca Turquoise Skull

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Trustees of the British Museum
published on 13 August 2013
Tezcatlipoca Turquoise Skull

A decorated human skull thought to represent the Mesoamerican god Tezcatlipoca. Mosaic of turquoise and lignite cover the skull with red thorny oyster shell used around the nasal cavity. Polished pyrite surrounded by white conch shell provide the eyes. The interior lining of the skull and straps are made with deerskin. (Date unknown, The British Museum, London).

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Museum, T. O. T. B. (2013, August 13). Tezcatlipoca Turquoise Skull. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/1382/

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Museum, Trustees O. T. B. "Tezcatlipoca Turquoise Skull." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 13, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/1382/.

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Museum, Trustees O. T. B. "Tezcatlipoca Turquoise Skull." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Aug 2013. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

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