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Necklace made of mother of pearl shell, green stone and gold. It is composed of more than 200 pieces, alternating and representing serpent heads, serpent rattles, frogs, shells and fish, all of them made of mother of pearl shell. Some pieces of green stone representing frogs, human heads, beads and tubular pieces, together with 19 small gold spheres also form part of the necklace. It was found surrounding a figure of Tlaloc, which explains its aquatic symbolism: from the raw materials--shell, green stone (which symbolizes water) to the figures represented and their association with a figure of the rain god.
Last Modified: January 14, 1998.
Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e História, México.
Seminario #8, Centro Histórico. Cuauhtémoc, México, D.F. 06060
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