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Exploration and Expansion
Cortes and the Aztecs (by: Joshua LaViolette)

Quetzalcoatl Mosaic

This mask is believed to represent Quetzalcoatl (‘the feathered serpent’) or the rain god Tlaloc. Both deities are associated with serpents. The mask is carved from a single piece of Cedrela odorata wood and covered with turquoise mosaic work. The teeth are made of white conch shell (Strombus).

Task -
Alright here we go. Your mission if you choose to accept is , and yes you have to accept it, will be to examine the examples of art work in the process section of this site. You will then compare and contrast this artists work and develope a piece of your own.

Below are a couple of clips that will help to inform and guide your interpretations.