Fragment z ofiarnego kotła…

Fragment z ofiarnego kotła prawdopodobnie ze świątyni Templo Mayor z Tenochtitlan XIV wiek. Przedstawia cykl życia od młodości po ciało gotowe do pogrzebu (brak zębów, przymknięte oczy).

„The Aztec were known not only for their sculpture, but also for their expressive and sensitive poetry. The sculpture and poem below provide a glimpse into ways that the cycles of life were portrayed. Look carefully at the sculpture. The three faces represent the cycle of life. In the middle we can see the face of a young man, with all his teeth and wearing an ornament between the nose and upper lip. On either side are two halves of the face of an old, toothless man; these two faces are framed by the symmetrically divided face of a corpse with its eyes closed.”

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