Browse Exhibits (44 total)

Chalchiuhtlicue/ Chalchiuhcueye

This is an exhibition devoted to Chalchiuhtlicue.  Also known as Chalchiuhcueye, she is the Aztec fertility deity associated with bodies of water like seas and lakes as well as with flowing water in general.



This is an iconographic study of the Aztec deity Chantico, goddess of the familial hearth, fire, and volcanoes.



Chicomecoatl is a sister of a rain god Tlaloc and in charge of Aztec’s agriculture and men’s livelihoods. The name ‘Chicomecoatl’ means ‘Seven Snake’, or ‘Sustenance Woman’ in English. As a goddess of agriculture or a cultivated crops, she is often described as a symbol of maize (corn), which is one of the most important crop in the Aztec civilization.

Chicomecoatl Statue from the National Museum of the American Indian

Chicomecoatl Sculpture

This exhibit is about the sculpture of Chicomecoatl located at the National Museum of the American Indian. There are pages on its iconography and materials, as well as a formal analysis of the sculpture. 

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This exhibit explores the stone sculpture of Cihuateotl on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Mesoamerican Gallery. 



Cihuateotl, The Deified Woman

This exhibit will analyze the formal qualities, the iconography and the materials of the Cihuateotl basalt statue located in the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. 




Paris has their Mona Lisa, New York has their Statue of Liberty, and Mexico City has their Coatlicue. Standing nearly 9ft tall, in the central gallery of the Museo Nacional de Antropología, a colossal basalt statue brings to life one of the central Aztec deities. This exhibit explores the Aztec Goddess Coatlicue in three parts:

  1. A summary of her iconography and relationship with another goddess, Cihuacoatl
  2. An interactive map of the renowned colossal Coatlicue at the Museo Nacional de Antropología (MNA)
  3. A summary of her significance to the Aztec faith, relying on primary source accounts

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Coiled Serpent

Coiled Serpent

An embodiment of the hidden reality of nature.






Ehecatl Vessel

Drink from the vessel of knowledge and explore the tabs above to learn more about the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Ehecatl Vessel.

This webpage includes: 1) a formal analysis of the Ehecatl Vessel; 2) an iconographical analysis detailing Queztalcoatl-Ehecatl's attributes, and where and how they appear on the Ehecatl Vessel; 3) an assesment of the physical characteristsics and associated attributes of onyx in relation to the Ehecatl Vessel; 4) a map featuring the geographical location of the Ehecatl Vessel; and 5) a detailed list of resources used throughout this webpage.