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Sectioned shell pectorals were often the mark of the wind deity. The name Ehecacozcatl, that scholars now use to describe this kind of jewel, derives from the name that Nahuatl-speaking peoples gave to the wind deity, Ehecatl.
Ehecacozcatl in the shape of a flower
Post-Classic period (1000-1500 A.D.)
10.2 cm. (diameter)
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.
Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara