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Sun Quetzalcoatl

Sun Quetzalcoatl

This stone idol, depicting the Sun and Quetzalcoatl, was the gateway to the LACMA exhibit Children of the Plumed Serpent. The exhibition examined the art and material objects of late pre-Columbian and early colonial societies across Mexico to explore Quetzalcoatl’s role as founder and benefactor of the Nahua-, Mixtec-, and Zapotec-dominated kingdoms of southern Mexico. This piece in particular has the Plumed Serpent coiled about yet rising from the Sun…

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