Xiuhcoatl by Armando Drechsler, In Aztec religion, Xiuhcoatl was a mythological serpent, it was regarded as the spirit form of Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec fire deity, and was also an atlatl wielded by Huitzilopochtli. Xiuhcoatl is a Classical Nahuatl word that literally translates as "turquoise serpent"; it also carries the symbolic and descriptive meaning "fire serpent". This piece dates from the 1940s, and has been beautifully framed.
Measures (in frame) 58 cm high x 35.5 cm wide x 5 cm deep
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