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Another sectioned shell pectoral, most probably used to denote that the wearer was either the wind deity or an impersonator of him. Ehecacozcatl is the name used to identify this kind of breast jewel, and it derives from the name Nahuatl-speaking peoples gave to the wind deity, Ehecatl, who wore it as a distinctive attribute.
Sectioned shell pectoral (Ehecacozcatl)
Late Post-Classic period (1325-1521 A.D.)
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.
Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara