This display of some 200 objects moves from the Mexican coast – where Hernán Cortés landed in 1519 – to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, exploring how art, economics and religion varied throughout the empire. Among the highlights is a towering 15th-century sculpture of Mictlantecuhtli, the god of death, from the House of the Eagles in Malinalco. Meanwhile, in the museum’s permanent collection, the Weltmuseum’s famous headdress of quetzal feathers – the only surviving Aztec feather headdress in the world – goes back on show after being comprehensively cleaned and conserved. Find out more from the Weltmuseum Wien’s website.
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