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Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico
Victoria Lyall, Museum Associates

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Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico (Catalog)
Title: Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico
Author: Virginia M. Fields
Author: Victoria I. Lyall
Author: John M. D. Pohl
Abstract: Recent scholarship demonstrates that a confederacy of city-states in southern Mexico, largely dominated by Nahua, Mixtec, and Zapotec nobility, successfully resisted both Aztec and Spanish subjugation. Children of the Plumed Serpent explores the extraordinary wonders in fresco, codices, polychrome ceramics, gold, turquoise, shell, textiles, featherwork and other precious materials that were produced by these confederacies between AD 1200 and 1500, as their influence spread throughout Mesoamerica by means of vast networks of trade and exchange. A ruling class of nobles, or caciques, believing that Quetzalcoatl, the human incarnation of the Plumed Serpent, had founded their royal lineages, called themselves the "Children of the Plumed Serpent"; they resurrected themselves and continued to affect cultural development in Mesoamerica during a dramatic period of social transformation.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/children-plumed-serpent-legacy-quetzalcoatl-ancient-mexico
Catalog Type: Exhibition Catalog
Publisher: Scala Publishers Limited


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