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Ceramic sculpture, 'Aztec God Tezcatlipoca' (Mexico)

The most important deity in the Aztec pantheon, Tezcatlipoca is also one of the oldest, first appearing during the pre-Mexica Teotihuacan era. He is the god of fertility, of the wind, of life, of maize and of agriculture, and is said to have taught humans how to measure time and create the calendar. He is considered the antagonist of Quetzalcoatl, yet in later accounts, Quetzalcoatl is described as the black Tezcatlipoca. Working in ceramic, Angel Cer n interprets aer accounts, Quetzalcoatl is described as the black Tezcatlipoca. Working in ceramic, Angel Cer n interprets an image depicted in the Codex Borbonicus. read more