The work represents the most fierce, brave, agile and lethal branch of the Aztec army. One that was, at the same time, in service of the community and a tribute to the connection between dark and light in the world.
The figure displays open wounds received in battle; serving as part of the elite fighting forces of Mesoamerica armies was a privilege that could only be won through trials, with valiance and determination, not through inheritance. Once having ascended to such levels, however, elite soldiers were afforded uncommon levels of luxury and respect.
- Copal wood
- Acrylic paints
- Sheep’s wool
- Natural dyes including mealybugs, indigo, herbs and flowers
- Chicken feathers
- Sterling silver
- Height: 115 cm
- Width: 65 cm
- Depth: 65 cm
- Wood carving: Isaías Jiménez Hernández
- Textiles: Wilmer Vásquez
- Plumage: Iván Cruz López
- Silversmithing: Arturo Salgado