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This unusually shaped dish was found in the course of archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Tlatelolco, a one-time ally of Tenochtitlan. Its intriguing imagery (reminiscent of the royal Austrian eagles) and unique shape have succeeded in baffling anyone who would attempt an explanation as to its use.

Tripod plate
Mexica (Aztec)
Late Post-Classic (1325-1521 A.D.)
Tlatelolco, Mexico City
10 x 23.5 cm. (diameter)
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara