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Two-headed turquoise serpent which was probably used as a chest ornament during ceremonial occasions. It is made of carved wood covered with turquioise, with red and white shell being used for the mouth and eyes. It was likely created in Mixtec areas under Aztec control between 1400 and 1521. ( British Museum website, accessed September 15, 2006.)


The photographed object was exhibited in the British Museum, London





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  • (del) (cur) 03:25, 7 September 2006 . . Merope ( Talk | contribs) . . 800×533 (112,696 bytes) (Two-headed turquoise serpent. Mixtec-Aztec, 1400-1521. Held at British Museum. Photo by ZMK.)
  • (del) (rev) 21:04, 4 September 2006 . . Akubra ( Talk | contribs) . . 2560×1920 (2,495,308 bytes) (An aztec serpent chest ornament. At the British Museum. Taken by Akubra)

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