homoarchaeologicus: Aztec god Tlaloc ceramic f…

homoarchaeologicus:

Aztec god Tlaloc ceramic face pot, Templo Mayor, Mexico. Between between AD 1325-1521.

The pre-Hispanic people conceived of Tlaloc’s face as being formed by two intertwined snakes which come together around the nose and mouth. Here the snakes can be seen from the alternating vertical lines and circles that make up the eyebrows, eyes, and nose, as well as around the mouth.