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<P>Tláloc vessel.</P>

Tláloc vessel.

The Aztecs, People of the Sun
MONTREAL, CANADA  •  Pointe-à-Callière  •  30 May - 25 October 2015

The Aztecs, People of the Sun.focus on the people who founded the fabulous city of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire and the site where Mexico City was built after the Spanish Conquest in 1521. The exhibition showcases some 265 items from 16 Mexican museums, including the Templo Mayor Museum, an archaeological site museum like Pointe-à-Callière itself, and the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology.

Highlights include like the vessel representing Tlaloc, the rain god, tell us more about the Aztecs’ lifestyle and deities. This vase is considered one of the masterpieces of Aztec art, and shows the god with his typical “goggles” and fangs, in his usual blue colour. The pyramid shapes on his headdress are references to the mountains where the Aztecs believed Tlaloc stored the water that would later fall as rain.

cPointe-à-Callière Website

Contact: cPointe-à-Callière
Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal.
350, place Royale
Angle de la Commune
Vieux-Montréal (Québec) H2Y 3Y5
Tel: (1) 514 872-9150

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