Jaguar and Serpent Heads

Jaguar and Serpent Heads (HM23XE)

Location: , Estado de México San Juan Teotihuacán
Country: Mexico

N 19° 41.303', W 98° 50.867'

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Cabezas de Serpiente y JaguarDurante las excavaciones arqueológicas se localizó una construcción anterior a la que se observa actualmente en superficie. Y es que alrededor del año 150-250 d.C existía aquí un edificio relacionado temporal y simbólicamente con el Templo de Quetzalcoatl. De éste se puede apreciar abajo una escalinata que son los muros bajos inclinados, que terminan con dos esculturas con forma de cabezas de serpiente que tienen lenguas bífidas. Están esculpidas sobre cantera gris y recubiertas con una capa de estuco pintado de color rosa con el objetivo de resaltar sus rasgos. Los escalones del adoratorio central estaban decorados con círculos en verde, delimitados con líneas negras, sobre fondo rojo.Posteriormente, se construyó otro edificio encima siguiendo las mismas características pero, en lugar de cabezas de serpientes, tiene cabezas de jaguar.
Náhuatl: Cabezas de Serpiente y Jaguar In queman mixtlamachili in cauc
motlaltatacoc, cuali omacic in queman cehpan omotecpanchichiuh, inin omuchiuh cachto in tlen axan cuali can ixpa mohta. In teomamatlati tlami itlan ce hueyi tepamitl in axan itoca alfarda ihuan in tlen quipiya ome
huehueyi tzontecocohua intlen quipipya oome inenepilhuan: ininque quinxayacaquixtique ipan in nextli tetl ihuan oquinkahuilique
in tenextli ica chichiliztalec tlapalli, mochi inin cual quixpantia itlatlamachyo. Ihuan in teotlamamatl in tlen yolocate, quipipiaya tlacuicuiliz yehualtique in tlen xoxoctic tlapalli quipipiaya ihuan tlamia ica tliltic tlacuicuiliztin ihuan mochi chichiltic itec quitlalilique. Ihuan inin caltecpanchichihualiztli mixnextia iqueman ihuan mochi in quenin omochichiuh in Quetzalcoatl Teocalli (150-250 d.C.).
In temamatlatl omochichiuh ipampa in yancuic caltecpanchichihualixtli, in quenin tlacpac yatoc ihuan mochi in quenin oquitetemiltique ihuan quenin oquiyectlalique in tlalli. In quenin onca, cuali moohta in quenin oquitlatlamachyoque ica in tlen itoca alfardas, noco in yancuic tlachichihualiztli oquiyecoque ica huehueyi inteconhuan in mimizyolcame.
English: Jaguar and Serpent HeadsIn the course of their excavations, archaeologists uncovered a construction period previous to the one seen today above ground. The stairs are flanked by balustrades which end below in two huge split-tongued snake heads, each sculpted from gray
quarry stone and covered with stucco painted pink to emphasize their features. The central shrine's stairs were once also decorated, but with black-outlined, green circles over a red background. This level of construction coincides chronologically and shares important architectural symbolism with the Temple of
Quetzalcoatl (150-250 A.D.).The stairway was later used in the rebuilding of a new stage at a higher level by means of fills over which floors were laid. At the new stage you see that the decorative heads at the bottom of the stairway ballustrades were changed to represent the heads of wild cats.
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HM NumberHM23XE
Placed ByInstituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 515953 N 2177005
Decimal Degrees19.68838333, -98.84778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 41.303', W 98° 50.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 41' 18.18" N, 98° 50' 52.02" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Calz de los Muertos, Estado de México , MX
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